OU football notebook: Corey Wilson out of Thorpe center

Oklahoman Modified: April 7, 2009 at 4:42 am •  Published: April 7, 2009
Wilson out of Thorpe center
Coach Bob Stoops said Monday that wide receiver Corey Wilson has been released from the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center and is back living in his apartment in Norman.

"He’s continuing to do his rehab,” Stoops said. "But he’s in his own apartment now and continues to make strides.”

Two months ago, Wilson was paralyzed from the waist down after his SUV collided with another vehicle while he was driving south on Interstate 35 near Pauls Valley on his way home to Carrollton, Texas.

After spending a week in OU Medical Center’s intensive care unit, he was moved to the Thorpe Center.

But since beginning his rehab, Wilson has moved one of his toes and has gained sensation in his hips, according to his brother, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Travis Wilson.

Scrimmage report
The Sooners held their first official scrimmage of the spring last Saturday, which consisted of more than 100 plays.

Stoops didn’t go into specifics about the scrimmage, which was closed to the media and the public, but did say both the offense and defense had their moments.

"We got in 102, 103 plays. No one was hurt,” Stoops said. "The guys did a nice job. I was pleased. There was give and take. Both sides showed up and made good plays here and there.”

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