Oklahoma may not know where it will be heading for the postseason bowl game just yet, but head coach Bob Stoops hopes his starting quarterback will be there to play in the game. Trevor Knight will sit out this weekend’s regular season finale, the Bedlam game against Oklahoma State. Knight has already missed two straight games and will miss his third straight due to a neck injury suffered against Baylor earlier this season.
“We’re hopeful — I don’t want anyone’s hopes up, but — it’s looking positive that he may be cleared to play for the bowl game,” Stoops said Wednesday, according to The Oklahoman. “Now it hasn’t happened, but again, things were a lot more positive this week in all the evaluations, so that’s good.”
It is always best to proceed with caution any time a player has a neck injury. Knight was diagnosed with transient quadriplegia following the Baylor game. Cody Thomas has taken over the quarterback duties for the Sooners while Knight is out. Tight end Blake Bell is the team’s emergency quarterback.
Oklahoma is already bowl-eligible this season, but Oklahoma State needs a win to be eligible for the postseason.