Oklahoma’s two-sport star Kyler Murray is on the sidelines from all sports for a few days. Murray is expected to be the star quarterback this fall for OU, but he’s also a star outfielder on the baseball team. In the Big 12 Tournament taking place this week in Oklahoma City, Murray suffered a hamstring injury, and according to Mark Cooper, remains day-to-day.
Murray suffered the injury Thursday when the Sooners beat the Longhorns 3-1 to eliminate Texas. OU was still able to beat Kansas on Friday and will take on Baylor Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in OKC.
The hamstring injury is considered a Grade 1 sprain, which OU baseball and football fans will be grateful to hear. But football fans need to keep an eye on Murray, as he’s considered a top 50 prospect in the upcoming MLB Draft. The 50th pick in the MLB Draft will get about a $1.3 million signing bonus. The 35th pick will get $2 million. So needless to say, Murray will have a decision to make on his future in the coming weeks.
Other quarterbacks on the roster for OU includes Austin Kendall, Connor McGinnis, Reece Clark and Tanner Schafer. The Sooners have a true freshman quarterback coming in with Tanner Mordecai, who is the 11th-ranked dual-threat quarterback prospect in the Class of 2018.