Oklahoma football: Safety Tony Jefferson misses week of practice

The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey, Stephanie Kuzydym, Anthony Slater and Jenni Carlson provided live coverage of Bob Stoops' press conference at OU today. It followed a bye weekend for the Sooners. Oklahoma (6) takes on Kansas State (15) on Saturday in Norman.
by Jenni Carlson and Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: September 17, 2012 at 10:16 am •  Published: September 17, 2012

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said junior safety Tony Jefferson did not practice last week, but should be back on the field Monday and will be reevaluated after practice.

Jefferson injured his right ankle in the Sooners' win over Florida A&M on Sept. 8.

Late in the first quarter against FAMU, Jefferson hobbled off the field, got his ankle taped and returned a play later. He walked off the field hurt again after that play. That's when the trainers put Jefferson in a boot and had him sit out the rest of the game.

"If it was a tighter, tougher game he could have probably played," Stoops said then, "but we didn't feel we needed to do that."

Stoops met with the media on Monday to set up the Sooners' showdown with No. 15 Kansas State.

Here is a look at what else Stoops had to say on Monday:

NewsOKSports 11:08 a.m. Bob Stoops will meet with the media at noon. RJ Washington is talking to reporters at the moment.
by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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