Oklahoma has been reeling without their leader and leading scorer Jordan Woodard. Having missed the last three games with a leg injury, it is confirmed that he will miss his fourth.
The Sooners have been unable to notch a win since Woodard got hurt, with two of their loses coming against conference foes. There is currently no timetable for his return, so there is some urgency to figure things out quickly.
“There’s not a specific timeline for his recovery. We’re hoping sooner rather than later. We need to get him healthy,” said Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger.
Woodard is averaging 17.6 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, there is a lot of makeup work to do for the Sooners. Woodard averages nearly three steals per game on defense as well, so the loss is being felt on both sides of the ball.
Without Woodard in the lineup, Oklahoma will need a big game out of guard Christian James. Getting off to a slow start, the Sooners are just 6-7 to start this season and are running out of time to turn their season around.