NORMAN, Okla. — The ninth-ranked Sooners have had a week to heal up following their 48-45 loss to Texas in the Red River Showdown. That leaves them in a much better spot entering this weekend, but one major player’s status is very much at the center of attention.
That’s defensive end Jalen Redmond, who’s made a quick return even to the practice fields, considering a very scary issue with blood clots sidelined him to start the 2018 season. The initial prognosis was he’d miss the entire year, but the outlook for his return possibly this season became way more positive when OUInsider.com’s Brandon Drumm reported Redmond passed the last check for blood clots at the beginning of October and he was off blood thinners more than a week ago.
Head coach Lincoln Riley gave another positive update on the former Midwest City HS product this week.
“Yeah, he’s been able to work out a little bit,” Riley said. “He’s progressed a little bit faster than originally thought. So, you know, he’s still—the guy’s done very little physically here for a long, long time at practice or anything. So there’s still a lot of rust, but he’s doing well. He’s a talented kid. He’s hungry. It’s been good to have him back around for sure.”
With some more information, OUInsider.com provides the latest on his and the rest of the injury front as the Sooners take on the TCU Horned Frogs at 11 a.m. CT Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.
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