Sooners star LB Corey Nelson likely out for rest of season

Sooners star LB Corey Nelson likely out for rest of season
October 6, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Sep 14, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Corey Nelson (7) during the game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma won 51-20.

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The Oklahoma Sooners will likely be without one of their defensive leaders for the rest of the season.

Head coach Bob Stoops announced Sunday evening that senior linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday’s 20-17 win over TCU. Nelson is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday that will likely cause him to miss the rest of the 2013 season.  

In the first five games of the season, the Dallas, Tex., native had 27 tackles (13 solo) along with a 24-yard interception return TD, four pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and a sack. Nelson was voted by his teammates as a 2013 defensive captain along with senior cornerback Aaron Colvin.

The Sooners play their biggest rival, the Texas Longhorns, in the Red River rivalry game in Dallas on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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