Right after a weekend of great blocking for quarterback Landry Jones, it was confirmed Monday after practice that Oklahoma Sooners offensive guard, Nila Kasitati is out with a torn ACL. He had to to be helped off the field during the second half on Saturday against Texas Tech. He left the field after the game on crutches.
Bob Stoops couldn’t give much detail in his weekly press conference Monday afternoon, but he confirmed Kasitati status after receiving the results of an MRI.
The Sooners were already running thin on offensive line replacements, so this isn’t the best of news. Kasitati has already taken his redshirt and had been filling in as Ben Habern and Tyler Evans‘ backup. Habern retired due to an ongoing injury and Evans tore his ACL during a preseason practice.
Kasitati missed practices at the beginning of the season due to surgery on a heart arrhythmia. He was optimistic then on the surgery, not sure a second surgery in 6 months is really what he is looking forward to.
On his first surgery:
I just kept thinking to myself, ‘If this is what God wants, then that’s what I’m going to do. If it’s his will for me to not play football, then there’s probably something else better out there for me.
Let’s hope this doesn’t change his mind on football all-together, he has had a rough start to his Sooner career. Cardiac surgery and now a possible knee surgery.
No word yet on who will now replace the replacement. But the list of possibilities is shrinking by the minute.