The Sooners have plenty of need for help at the running back position, but it won’t be coming from Kennedy Brooks this fall. Head coach Lincoln Riley told the media Saturday that Brooks will miss the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury.
Brooks had surgery on the shoulder earlier in the week and the hope is that he is back and healthy by next spring.
The reality is that while Brooks has a ton of talent, he was not one of the front runners to replace Joe Mixon or Samaje Perine this fall. The faces expected to see more time on the field are sophomore Abdul Adams, redshirt sophomore Rodney Anderson, true freshman Trey Sermon and JUCO transfer Marcelias Sutton.
Kennedy Brooks did go ahead and confirm the news on Twitter on Saturday with a message to the fans.
All in God’s plan! The BEST is yet to come pic.twitter.com/UYc6eLxcRV
— Kennedy Brooks (@offenseofmind) August 18, 2017
Brooks was a four-star recruit out of Mansfield, Texas, who rushed for 2,679 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior in high school.
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