Houston football star Ed Oliver figures to be have a future in the NFL as soon as the 2019 draft.
That’s assuming everything goes according to plan and he’s able to stay clear of any major injuries. It remains unclear how serious the one he sustained against Temple on Saturday was, but it’s enough to keep him out the rest of the game.
Oliver will need to undergo a battery of tests to determine the extent of damage and how long it will keep him sidelined.
Update on Houston DT Ed Oliver: Won't return today due to knee injury. In a sweatsuit on sideline.
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Oliver certainly has an NFL frame. Standing at 6-foot-3, 290-pounds, he’s logged a ton of experience for a sophomore. Oliver started all 13-games last season for Houston, and figured to do the same this year. That is in some doubt now, as he remains on the sideline and is not suited up right now.
The injury was sustained in the first quarter, and Oliver spent the remainder of the half on the sideline with an ice pack on his knee. Aymiel Fleming replaced Oliver at defensive tackle.
Another look at All-America DT Ed Oliver on sideline pic.twitter.com/TqER2uDfHb
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) September 30, 2017