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Lincoln Riley Provides Health Update On Oklahoma Star Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray throws a pass in warmups.

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws during warm ups before the game against the Army Black Knights at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Black Knights 28-21 in overtime. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Earlier this week Kyler Murray missed his chance to speak to the media due to an illness. With the Oklahoma Sooners preparing for battle against the Alabama Crimson Tide, questions continue to swirl around the status of the Heisman Trophy winner.

If the Sooners are going to shock the country and defeat the Crimson Tide on Saturday, then Murray will need to provide a heroic effort. Despite spending the majority of this week under the weather, it appears the dual-threat quarterback will be just fine.

According to college football reporter Pete Thamel, head coach Lincoln Riley believes Murray is "ready to go," for the Orange Bowl.

Considering that Murray is practicing for the Sooners this morning, fans should have nothing to worry about. Besides, Baker Mayfield was in a similar situation last year before the College Football Playoff.

Murray has been electric for the Sooners, finishing the regular season with 4,053 passing yards, 892 rushing yards and 51 total touchdowns.

Oklahoma and Alabama will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.

The Orange Bowl will be on ESPN.