OU football: Injury to OL Evans further thins offensive line
After appearing on crutches at practice on Monday, coach Bob Stoops confirmed that senior offensive lineman Tyler Evans has a torn ACL and will be out indefinitely.
"We feel badly for Tyler and will certainly encourage him through the surgery and rehab," Stoops said in a release. "Bronson Irwin has been playing well and we're fortunate to have good depth. He'll get a lot of reps in the preseason and we'll be ready to go when the season gets here."
The injury to Evans comes at an inopportune time for the Sooners after starting center Ben Habern announced his retirement last week and promising freshmen offensive guard John Michael McGee apparently quitting today.
Back-up center Austin Woods is also undergoing chemotherapy for cancer that he was diagnosed with in May. Woods has five treatments left and has been at practice every day so far.
Evans played as a true freshman and as such has a redshirt year to use.