OU's Bradford has sprained shoulder
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sam Bradford sprained his throwing shoulder when he was driven to the turf by a BYU defender, leaving Oklahoma without its Heisman Trophy winner for the second half of their 14-13 opening loss No. 20 BYU on Saturday night.
Bradford was on the sideline with his right arm in a sling and ice taped to his shoulder as backup quarterback Landry Jones led the Sooners on their first offensive series of the second half.
The injury was announced as a sprained AC joint. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Sunday to determine the severity of the sprain. The junior was in his white football pants and a gray T-shirt as he watched his teammates play the second half.
Playing behind a line featuring four new starters, Bradford went down hard on a clean hit by Brigham Young linebacker Coleby Clawson in the closing seconds of the first half. Both players landed flush on Bradford's right side and he immediately began writhing in pain.
Bradford put his left hand on his right shoulder, sending athletic trainers rushing to him. He was first checked on a sideline table, then taken into the locker room. The Sooners kicked a field goal on the next play to take a 10-7 halftime lead.
Bradford was 10 of 14 for 96 yards and a touchdown. On the play before Clawson's hit, Bradford broke the school passing record held by Jason White with an 18-yard completion to Brandon Caleb. That play gave him 7,937 for his career.
Backup Landry Jones finished the game for the Sooners. The redshirt freshman from Artesia, New Mexico, performed admirably under the circumstances, but was able to lead Oklahoma to only three points, six first downs and 51 passing yards in the second half.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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