Star Oklahoma RB will miss remainder of the season
Oklahoma will be without its star running back for the rest of the season, as Rodney Anderson will miss the remainder of the year after suffering a knee injury in last week’s game against UCLA. The school issued a statement regarding the injury on Sunday night.
This marks the second time in his career that Anderson’s season will be cut short. In 2016, the running back suffered a broken leg in Week 2, costing him the remainder of the year.
“We’re heartbroken for him,” said Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley in a statement. “He’s overcome so much in his career, and if anybody can do it again it’s Rodney. He’s played a lot of great football and has a lot more ahead of him. He’s just a tremendous person and player and we’ll miss him on the field. But we know he’ll be with us every step of the way as a team captain, and that other players will step up in his place.”
Not unexpected after Saturday, but sad news for Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson. Out for the season with a knee injury. pic.twitter.com/EGgcQzb65n
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) September 10, 2018
Anderson rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries in the season opener for No. 5 Oklahoma against Florida Atlantic. Last week he had 19 yards and a score on six touches vs. UCLA.
In 2017, Anderson racked up 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Sooners, hitting the 100-yard mark in six of the team’s final eight games last fall.
This is a tough loss for Oklahoma but an even more disappointing situation for Anderson.