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Sooners’ English out

November 4, 2008

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— Defensive end Auston English could miss the next two games for sixth-ranked Oklahoma after spraining his left knee.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday that English could be out "maybe three weeks" with the injury that knocked him out in the third quarter of Oklahoma's 62-28 win against Nebraska on Saturday. The Sooners (8-1, 4-1 Big 12) play at Texas A&M this week, then host No. 2 Texas Tech on Nov. 22.

English was chosen as the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year after leading the conference in sacks last season. He has 41â2 sacks and 27 tackles through nine games for the Sooners this season.

"We're disappointed for Auston, of course. He's been a great leader for us, an excellent player. He had an excellent game the other night," Stoops said.

"But you have to go on. And I'll say this: Frank Alexander, who will get those snaps, actually this past week was one of our players of the game on defense."

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