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Bob Stoops: OU's Ryan Broyles should miss only two to four weeks

By David Ubben, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: October 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm •  Published: October 5, 2009
NORMAN—Sam Bradford’s status is still unchanged, but his top receiver could be back sooner than anticipated.

Sophomore receiver Ryan Broyles fractured his shoulder blade on the Sooners’ second play from scrimmage against Miami, but should only miss two to four weeks, said coach Bob Stoops.

Stoops originally said Broyles would be out of the lineup four to six weeks, but called the injury a “light fracture” on Monday.

The process for Bradford’s return would remain the same, and the junior Heisman winner is set to return to practice later today.

“Until you see them progress you don’t know. Until you get out there and work it, you don’t know,” Stoops said. “Everybody keeps asking the same question and the answer is impossible to give.”

The Sooners suffered their second loss of the season against Miami on Saturday, but Stoops shot down the idea that Bradford could sit for the remainder of the season as a result.

“There’s a chance he might get hit by a bus walking over here today. You’re asking me what I don’t know,” Stoops said. “That’s not what I would anticipate, though.”