October 26, 2012
Walking Wounded: Injuries adding up
The injuries are piling up for Oklahoma State. That much is clear. Mike Gundy ceased releasing injury reports several weeks ago. There is no doubt that the 2012 season has seen the injury bug bite the Cowboys very hard, particularly at quarterback and receiver.
After talking to Gundy and his coordinators at last Monday's media luncheon, here is the closest thing to an injury report we could cobble together.
RB Jeremy Smith, ankle
"We've been getting one carry a game out of Jeremy the last two weeks, we're hoping to get five from him this week." - Offensive coordinator Todd Monken
LB Lyndell Johnson, lower leg
"For the most part, we're healthy for the first time on defense at key positions. I've talked about Lyndell for three weeks now, he brings something different to us on passing down because he can run fast, and he's long and rangey. He can knock balls down and get from there to there really fast. When we don't have him, we're kind of limited." - coach Gundy
C Evan Epstein, unknown injury
Epstein went down with an unknown injury against Iowa State, but returned later in the game. We expect him to play.
QB Wes Lunt, knee & lower leg
"Our offensive staff will make the decision, I would say Wednesday night, based on attitude, productivity in practice, how they carry themselves, how the team reacts to them, and really who gives us the best chance to score points. Health is a factor because he's not 100%, but I think he's healthy. If we had to go out there and play right now, he could play. He hasn't played in a game though." - Gundy
"The way that he got to where he's at right now, like any quarterback, is by reps and building that confidence and having success. I think that'll build as he gets back in there and has a feel for being in the pocket with the injury." - Monken
WR Isiah Anderson, hand/finger
"Isaiah's finger injury, unfortunately he plays receiver. Any other position besides quarterback or receiver and you could probably count on him being back. So how do you judge that if you can't catch it? We'll evaluate that." - Monken
WR John Goodlett, unknown
"John Goodlett's been out for awhile, it would help with depth if we could get him back." - Monken
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