Freshman running back Roy Finch sustained a hairline ankle fracture during last week's scrimmage but could still play this season.
"He's in a cast, walking around best he can on crutches," said coach Bob Stoops. "He has a good attitude. Roy will do well. He'll be back. And we expect him to play. They don't foresee any complications. There's no dislocation."
Stoops said that type of injury usually takes six to eight to eight weeks of recovery but added: "There's no displacement. It's just a little crack in the bone that should heal fine... They may X-ray it in five weeks and it looks good."
Finch turned heads during two-a-days with his ability to make plays in the open field and was vying for playing time behind starter DeMarco Murray and Mossis Madu.
Other injury news
Defensive end Frank Alexander has suffered a sprained ankle. Stoops said Alexander is probable for the season opener but a decision might not be made until next week. Defensive tackle Adrian Taylor is making progress. Stoops said Taylor hasn't been ruled out for Utah State but if he plays it will be limited.
Wide receiver Kenny Stills (groin) has returned to practice. Receivers coach Jay Norvell said Stills, like most freshmen, sometimes plays too fast but is a diligent tape watcher.
"I think he's watched every snap from 2007 and 2006," Norvell said. "He's watched the old Texas games, the championship game against Florida. He's watched the Missouri game. He's learning from other people's mistakes."
Walk-on tryouts today
OU will conduct a walk-on tryout today at 5:15 p.m. at the Switzer Center. Applicants must fill out all forms, including medical forms at www.bobstoops.com/walk-on-tryouts, and return them to trainer Scott Anderson at the Switzer Center. Registration closes at noon.
Applicants must be full-time OU students for the fall semester (12 credit hours). All participants should be dressed appropriately and bring both cleats and flat tennis shoes. Questions should be directed to Merv Johnson (405) 325-2345.
Stills, Nelson fastest
OU released results from its August testing. Stills and senior safety Jonathan Nelson posted the fastest 40-yard dash times (4.40). Cornerback Jamell Fleming ran a 4.48, Finch a 4.50. Ronnell Lewis (4.56) led linebackers. Drew Allen (4.65) is the fastest quarterback.
Guard Stephen Good posted the top bench press (480 pounds). Adrian Taylor and Ben Habern were second (445). Defensive tackle Casey Walker and Good recorded 625-pound squats. The leanest Sooner is wide receiver Brandon Caleb (4.4 percent body fat). Sophomore Lamar Harris (41 inches) and free safety Quinton Carter (40) posted the best vertical leap.
Dejuan Miller was dropped to second team on the latest depth chart but Norvell said competition will continue into next week, stating Miller "has practiced better than he has all camp this week." ... Stoops said coaches continue to tally kicker's conversion percentages during fall camp. "Obviously we don't have it figured out, yet," Stoops said. "Each one has taken their turn not to be as consistent as they need to be.''... Wide receiver Cameron Kenney, a former punter and place kicker, said his mom texted him about today's open tryouts. "I miss kicking. I've kicked since I was in the sixth grade. Place kicking would be my favorite thing one year. The next year it would be punting... I think I could do it but I'm just going to concentrate on wide receiver."