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Broyles out for rest of spring, should be OK for fall

By Jake Trotter Modified: March 25, 2008 at 12:44 am •  Published: March 25, 2008
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NORMAN — Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles spent the first four spring practices dazzling coaches and teammates with his knack for making big plays.

But now, he'll spend the remainder of the spring standing on the sidelines.

The redshirt freshman suffered a broken collarbone during a closed scrimmage before the team went on spring break and will miss the rest of spring practice, coach Bob Stoops said Monday.

But Broyles is expected to be out just a couple of months, putting him back with the team sometime during the summer and long before fall practice begins.

"He was doing really well,” Stoops said. "This shouldn't be that big of a deal.”

Broyles was having perhaps as productive a spring as any offensive player before the injury.

"I was sick when Ryan Broyles got hurt because he was getting more reps than anybody,” wide receivers coach Jay Norvell said. "We were putting a lot of pressure on him to learn and he was having a heck of a spring.

"I was pleased with his progress before he got hurt.”

Last fall, Broyles was only one of two true freshmen along with quarterback Keith Nichol to appear on the preseason depth chart.

But a day before the season opener, Stoops suspended Broyles after he was charged with stealing gas from a Norman-area convenience store.

Instead of playing, Broyles redshirted.

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