- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma redshirt freshman running back Rodney Anderson will miss the season after injuring his neck Thursday in an intrasquad scrimmage.

Coach Bob Stoops announced the news Friday.

“I hate it for Rodney,” Stoops said in a statement. “It didn’t appear to be much of an injury at the time and there’s no paralysis or anything like that. But we found out this afternoon that he will be out for the year. Rodney is a strong guy and will rebound from this just like he came back after missing most of last season. He was practicing exceptionally well and had positioned himself to have a role in this year’s offense.”

Anderson, from Katy, Texas, sustained a season-ending leg injury at Tennessee last year in the second game. He rushed one time on the season, picking up 5 yards in the opener against Akron.

Ay Katy High School, he ran for 5,493 yards in his career, averging 9.1 a carry.

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