Oklahoma QB Thompson suffers foot fracture
AUG 01, 2013 1:36p ET
Coach Bob Stoops said redshirt sophomore quarterback Kendal Thompson suffered a fractured right foot in the team’s first practice Thursday morning and will undergo surgery.
That leaves Blake Bell, who many expected to be the starter, as the clear favorite for the position. Trevor Knight, a redshirt freshman, will likely be the back-up.
"We’re optimistic that Kendal will return early in the season," Stoops said. "Kendal will undergo a surgical procedure today. He has a very positive outlook and is eager to rejoin his teammates on the field as soon as possible."
Bell played extensively the past two seasons, used primarily in short-yardage situations. He’s the only quarterback on the roster with playing experience. However, Stoops would not name a starter during last week’s Big 12 Conference media day in Dallas.