OU football: Linebacker Corey Nelson out for the season

Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle during the second half of Saturday's 20-17 win over TCU. Nelson will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
by Jason Kersey Published: October 6, 2013

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced that senior linebacker Corey Nelson will likely miss the rest of the season with a partially torn pectoral muscle.

Nelson suffered the injury in the second half of Saturday's 20-17 home win over TCU.

In a news release, Stoops said Nelson will undergo surgery Tuesday that will probably end his senior season.

The Dallas native and team captain has recorded 27 tackles, four pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and a sack through the first five games of this season. He also returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in the Sooners' 35-21 win at Notre Dame two weeks ago.

 


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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