The Norman Transcript

October 26, 2013

Sooners already missing Millard

By Michael Kinney
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — On the same day No.17 Oklahoma earned its biggest win of the season, it suffered one of its biggest losses.

OU coach Bob Stoops said senior fullback Trey Millard is done for the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg during the Sooner’s 38-30 win over No. 10 Texas Tech Saturday at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium.

“It will end his season,” Stoops said. “I’m sure it will take a few weeks before they operate on him. I’m just crushed by it. I hate it. He’s such a strong part of our football team. It will be tough to overcome the loss.”

Millard’s injury occurred late in the contest  at the end of a play as he was rolled up by a host of players. He was escorted to the locker room by trainers.

“That’s tough,” Linebacker Eric Striker said. “We lose a leader. Someone who is very sound. Someone a lot of people on this team look up to, including me. We will keep him in our prayers.”