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Sooners' Alexander dislocates shoulder

8/26/2003 - Oklahoma Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma sophomore guard De'Angelo
Alexander could miss up to six weeks of practice after he
dislocated his shoulder in the Sooners' first workout of the fall.

Alexander, OU's leading scorer in the NCAA Tournament last
season, will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday to determine the extent
of the injury.

The 6-foot-4 guard hurt his right shoulder -- his shooting arm --
while battling for the ball during practice. He watched the rest of
practice with his arm in a sling after the injury.

Alexander averaged 7.1 points last season, but bumped his
scoring pace to 11.8 in four NCAA tournament games as the Sooners
advanced to the round of eight.

Trainers said it's doubtful Alexander will play in OU's
exhibition games in Costa Rica this weekend, but that he should be
ready for the regular season. After the exhibition in Costa Rica,
the Sooners won't resume practice until Oct. 18.