Oklahoma LB Nelson likely out for remainder of season
Oklahoma LB Corey Nelson likely to miss remainder of season with torn pectoral muscle.
By DAVID UBBEN FS Southwest
Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday's win over TCU and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, coach Bob Stoops announced on Sunday.
Nelson, a native of Dallas,
Texas, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the muscle.
Nelson returned an interception for a touchdown in Oklahoma's win over Notre Dame last week, but left Saturday's game early. He was Oklahoma's second-leading tackler with 27 stops, four pass breakups and a sack through five games. Before the season, he was voted a captain.
Aaron Franklin was listed behind Nelson on last week's depth chart. Franklin, a 6-foot-1, 222-pound native of Marshall, Texas has one tackle as a junior in 2013.