Although initial reports from University of Oklahoma football camp have been positive, a bit of bad news hit the program on Monday. Multiple sources have speculated that Sooners defensive back Tre Norwood has suffered a significant knee injury, and that it may cost him the 2019 season altogether.
As first reported by The Football Brainiacs, Norwood was seen leaving practice on Monday evening on crutches and with a compression wrap on his left knee. Although no word has been yet been given by Head Football Coach Lincoln Riley, the knee injury is believed to be a torn ACL. Insiders close to the situation have reported that an official announcement on Norwood’s injury will be given in a press conference to be held on Friday.
If Norwood is lost for the season, the Sooners would be losing one of their most experienced defensive backs in the secondary. Norwood has started 19 games in his OU career, including all 14 games for Oklahoma last season. The junior finished last season with 58 tackles and one huge interception in the waning moments of OU’s win over rival Texas in the Big 12 title game. More information will be given when announcements are made at the end of the week.