The Oklahoma women's basketball team has already lost a player for the season to injury. Kaylon Williams, a sophomore forward from Midwest City, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon Tuesday in practice. Sooners coach Sherri Coale said Williams had surgery Thursday and is expected to need six months of rehabilitation.
Williams made 16 starts last season, averaging 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Coale said OU can adjust to Williams' loss, especially since the injury occurred just two days into camp.
“We are devastated for Kay Kay because she had improved tremendously since the end of her freshman season,” Coale said in a statement.
OU plays its first exhibition game Nov. 1 against Oklahoma Christian in Norman.
WEST VIRGINIA BLANKS OU
Amanda Hill and Kate Schwindel scored eight minutes apart in the second half Thursday, and No. 23-ranked West Virginia beat Oklahoma 2-0 in a Big 12 soccer match in Morgantown, W. Va. Oklahoma (6-8-4 overall, 2-3-2 Big 12) managed just five shots the entire match against a West Virginia club (10-3-4, 6-2-3) that tops the Big 12 standings.