While the Oklahoma Sooners celebrated their Big-12 Championship victory over the Texas Longhorns, the team was also concerned about the health of Marquise Brown. During his last game, the dynamic wideout was carted off the field after suffering an injury to his left ankle.
Despite the constant production from Kyler Murray on the ground and through the air, the Sooners will need Brown on the field in their semifinal matchup. Facing Alabama is already an insanely tough task, but missing the top wide receiver on the team would just add to the pressure.
Fortunately for Oklahoma, the latest update on Brown sounds quite promising.
Although Murray doesn’t haven an official update on his teammate’s injury, the Heisman Trophy favorite expects Brown to play in the Orange Bowl.
Murray said he expects Marquise Brown to play in the Orange Bowl. I mean, he’s no doctor, but still…#Sooners
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) December 7, 2018
Brown finished the season with 75 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Orange Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 29, as Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a spot in the national championship. With several weeks left to recover for this showdown, it’ll be interesting to see how Brown’s ankle injury heals.