Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced some unfortunate news on Friday. Defensive back Tre Norwood, who suffered an injury earlier in the week, is out for the season.
Norwood reportedly suffered a non-contact injury to his knee at Monday’s practice. He was expected to start at nickelback this season for the Sooners.
Norwood started all 14 games for Oklahoma a year ago. Losing him for the season is a huge blow to a team that needs to keep up on defense to contend for another College Football Playoff appearance.
Norwood is heading into his junior season with the team. He should still have two years of eligibility when he returns.
Defensive back Tre Norwood out for season after suffering injury in fall camp pic.twitter.com/UbsAWQwgZd
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) August 9, 2019
A season ago, Norwood had 58 total tackles with a sack and an interception.
Oklahoma, last season, won the Big 12 with a victory over Texas in the league’s championship game, qualified for the College Football Playoff but fell to Alabama.
The Sooners open the 2019 campaign against Houston on September 1.