If it wasn’t for bad injury luck, Rodney Anderson would have no luck at all.
Last year, Anderson’s 2015 season ended prematurely because of a leg injury sustained in Week 2 against Tennessee. This year, Anderson didn’t even make it to the regular season as Oklahoma announced the running back will be sidelined for the entire 2016 season because of a neck injury.
Anderson suffered the injury during a scrimmage Thursday.
“I hate it for Rodney,” head coach Bob Stoops said. “It didn’t appear to be much of an injury at the time and there’s no paralysis or anything like that. But we found out this afternoon that he will be out for the year.
“Rodney is a strong guy and will rebound from this just like he came back after missing most of last season. He was practicing exceptionally well and had positioned himself to have a role in this year’s offense.”
Anderson was a four-star member of the Sooners’ 2015 recruiting class, rated as the No. 4 all-purpose back and the No. 20 player at any position in the state of Texas. He ran for five yards on his lone carry as a true freshman before sustaining the season-ending injury.
Because of the win injuries, Anderson would be a slam dunk to earn fifth and sixth seasons of eligibility from the NCAA if that’s the tack he chooses.