Senior David King, one of two new starters at defensive end entering the 2012 season, sat out Saturday's team scrimmage with a strained neck, a source told The Oklahoman.
The injury was not thought to be too serious, and King was expected to return to the practice field Monday. Still, it's another twist at the defensive end position, which has been fluid for Oklahoma since the end of last season between the departures of two All-Big 12 performers, position changes, and impressive newcomers.
King was a key part of the defensive end rotation all year in 2011, recording 31 tackles and two sacks as a junior. He also returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown in last year's Red River Rivalry game against Texas.
King and fellow senior R.J. Washington are slated to start this season for the Sooners, with Chuka Ndulue, Rashod Favors, junior college transfer Chaz Nelson and true freshmen Charles Tapper and Michael Onuoha all still in the mix.