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Lincoln Riley Announces Major Injury Update For RB Kennedy Brooks

Kennedy Brooks of Oklahoma after a big play.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 10: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 is congratulated by offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 and offensive lineman Ben Powers #72 of the Oklahoma Sooners on a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks was cheap-shotted in the legs by a Texas Tech player. It was a clearly dirty hit.

Brooks had to be pulled from the game and evaluated for what looked like potentially serious injuries. Fortunately, it doesn't look like he is going to be out for long - or at all.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley had only good news. He said that Brooks is doing well and will play this week against Kansas.

Via OUInsider:

“Yeah, he’s doing good,” Riley said. “Yeah, he’s all good, all good. He’ll play this week.”

The hit occurred on an interception return by Texas Tech defender Douglas Coleman III. As Brooks tried to knock Coleman out of bounds, Red Raiders linebacker Eli Howard snuck up and leveled him from behind.

Brooks is an invaluable piece of the Sooners offense. He was the team's leading rusher in 2018, averaging 8.9 yards per carry for 1,056 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Through four games this season, Brooks is averaging more than 8.0 yards per carry again for 206 yards and a touchdown.

Oklahoma will head to Lawrence this weekend to take on Kansas at Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 12 p.m. EST and will air on ABC.