Oklahoma is getting good news for spring football. Receiver Jaz Reynolds will be available for all of spring practice without restrictions, coach Bob Stoops said during a press conference today.
Reynolds missed the Sooners’ Insight Bowl victory over Iowa because of a kidney injury he sustained in a season-ending loss to Oklahoma State and was hospitalized for a time. Reynolds also missed the Iowa State game back in November with a nagging shoulder injury.
Reynolds’ return is big news for Oklahoma’s offense, which loses one of the best receivers in the history of its program in Ryan Broyles. The soon-to-be-redshirt junior wasn’t expected to be a part of spring practices as of last month because of the kidney injury.
However, Reynolds will have a procedure after spring that is expected to sideline him for three weeks.
Reynolds had 41 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Other injury/health notes from Stoops’ presser:
- Linebacker Tom Wort has a back issue that will sideline him initially for spring practices, but his return is expected.
- DB Aaron Colvin and DT Casey Walker will miss spring with shoulder injuries.
- Center Ben Habern (neck) and running back Dominique Whaley (ankle) are also out.