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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis Out 8 Weeks with Broken Left Foot

Just 25 days away from the start of college football season and already the #1 ranked preseason Oklahoma Sooners has suffered a huge loss. Starting linebacker Travis Lewis broke a bone in his left foot according to ESPN's Jenn Brown and will be out for 8 weeks.

Losing Lewis could be devestating for the Sooners when they travel to FSU on September 17th. Lewis is a weakside linebacker who has led the team in tackles the past 3 seasons with total tackles numbers of 135 (freshman record), 99, and 109. He is a preseason All-American candidate and is viewed as the inspirational team leader after the Sooners lost fellow LB Austin Box whom passed away this offseason.

Replacing Lewis won't be easy. The task will be left to sophomore Corey Nelson who had 21 tackles during his freshman season. Lewis injury won't require surgery according to the team's athletic trainer. An ETA for Lewis return will be the Red River Shootout on October 8th.

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