Oklahoman Published: January 15, 2009
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Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box is expected to miss spring practice due to elbow surgery, coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday.

Box dislocated the elbow as a senior at Enid High School, and injured it again last year causing him to miss most of spring practice.


Box, a rising sophomore, has battled several injuries since coming to Norman.

He had to undergo arthroscopic surgery last August to repair cartilage damage in his knee, which sidelined him for almost a month. Then, he suffered a knee sprain at Oklahoma State that caused him to miss the Big 12 Championship against Missouri.

Box returned for the BCS National Championship but played sparingly as a backup to Mike Balogun. Box is expected to recover by the end of the spring and participate in summer workouts.

Stoops said he wasn’t sure yet if any other Sooner would have to undergo off-season surgery.

BY JAKE TROTTER


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