Stoops confirms Bell injury, but won’t discuss Williams, Bester

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed quarterback Blake Bell is injured, but denied any report that running back Damien Williams and receiver Lacoltan Bester have been suspended when Stoops met with the media on Wednesday.

“All I know is he’s visiting with the doctor on Thursday,” Stoops said of Bell, who looked to have suffered a head injury in the second quarter against Iowa State. “It will be determined Thursday evening and I’ll have something to say after the game what the doctor determined.”

Wednesday was the first time Stoops said anything about Bell meeting with doctors. The Oklahoman reported earlier Wednesday Trevor Knight would be the starting quarterback. On Monday, Stoops would not say if Bell was injured. However, Stoops would not say what kind of injury Bell has or what he was meeting with doctors about. Stoops also didn’t say Bell was out, either.

Meanwhile, multiple sources, first reported by KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City said Williams and Bester will be out this weekend against Kansas State.

“I don’t know where you guys are getting your reports from,” Stoops said.

Stoops did not confirm whether Williams and Bester will be out. He didn’t say the two would play, either.

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