FSN college football studio analyst Joel Klatt, a former Colorado quarterback, said he "would be shocked” if OU quarterback Sam Bradford doesn’t play against Miami on Oct. 3.
Klatt doesn’t have any inside information, but as a sophomore at Colorado, he suffered the same shoulder injury — an AC joint sprain — that sidelined Bradford in the BYU game. In his third week after being injured, Klatt came off the bench wearing oversized shoulder pads to play against Baylor and the following week threw for a career-high 419 yards against Kansas.
"I had Toradol shots given to me in my shoulder to try to take away the pain,” Klatt said. "They (doctors) told me, ‘It’s secure. It’s just painful for you. If you can handle the pain, you can play.’ ”
Klatt said the pain subsided as the season progressed.
"I wasn’t able to sleep on my right shoulder for the entire football season. The day that my shoulder felt the best was on Saturday because of the shots that they would give me. Sunday and Monday were awful.