Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon seems to be fine after giving fans a scare during the Sooners’ 2018 spring game.
Sermon recently worked out with Houston-based trainer Rischad Whitfield. And he looked as good as ever going through footwork drills.
The Oklahoma sophomore went down early with a leg injury during the team’s spring game on April 14, but coach Lincoln Riley’s optimism on Sermon’s recovery seems more justified now.
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“I don’t think it’s serious,” Riley said of Sermon’s injury immediately following the spring game. “We’ll evaluate him further. Early indications look positive.”
Oklahoma fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Sermon is Oklahoma’s most productive running back behind Rodney Anderson returning in 2018 after Abdul Adams left the program this offseason.
An injury to Sermon, who rushed for 744 yards and 5 touchdowns last season, would be a huge blow. Although, 2018 early enrollee T.J. Pledger and Kennedy Brooks, who redshirted last season as a freshman, will compete to be in the Sooners’ rotation.
Sermon’s breakout moment for Oklahoma came against Baylor on Sept. 23, 2017. He rushed for 148 yards on just 12 carries. He added two touchdowns that helped Oklahoma overcome Baylor in Waco, Texas.
His physical running style will be key to Oklahoma’s offense that boasts an abundance of talented returning skill players, which wasn’t the case a year ago.