NORMAN â€” Just when wideout Dejuan Miller was playing the best football of his career, Oklahoma has lost him for the year.
Now, the Sooners will turn back again to Cameron Kenney.
OU announced Thursday that Miller will miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee. Miller suffered the injury during Tuesday's practice. He's expected to undergo surgery next week, with a recovery time of five months.
Miller's injury is a big blow to the Sooner offense.
Miller, a junior, had emerged as OU's No. 3 wideout, and was finally beginning to live up to the high billing he received as a blue-chip recruit coming out of out New Jersey.
Using his 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame to create mismatches against smaller defensive backs, Miller totaled eight catches for 127 receiving yards in the wins over Cincinnati and Texas.
Instead, the Sooners will be counting on Kenney to fill Miller's void in the starting lineup Saturday at Missouri alongside Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills.
Kenney has been up and down since signing with the Sooners out of junior college last year.
Last season, he appeared on track to becoming the Sooners' second receiver behind Broyles after reeling in six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown at Miami. But after several drops, Kenney lost his confidence, and eventually was supplanted in the wideout rotation by Miller and Jaz Reynolds.
Early on this season, Kenney appeared to have regained his swagger and regained his spot in the starting lineup following a strong preseason.
The second game, Kenney made an acrobatic 36-yard touchdown snag along the boundary that ignited OU's rout of Florida State.
But again after a couple of drops, Kenney has seen his playing time diminish.
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