Houston football star Ed Oliver is questionable for the Cougars’ upcoming game against the No. 21 South Florida Bulls. Head coach Major Applewhite confirmed that the team’s All American defensive tackle could miss the game with a bruised right knee after being on the receiving end of an illegal chop block last weekend against Navy.
“We’ll have to continue to monitor him day-to-day,” Applewhite said, via the Houston Chronicle.
“I listen to the doctors in terms of their expertise. They went to school for a bajillion years, so they know what they are talking about. I coach football so I listen to the doctors and what they are telling me and how the young man is moving around.”
From the report:
This is the second year in a row that Oliver is dealing with the effects of a low block. Last season against Temple, Oliver suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee on a block — legal at the time by Temple fullback Nick Sharga — that caused him to miss three quarters in the game and be limited in four other games.
A spokesman for the American Athletic Conference said member schools submit plays for review each week but the process is kept internal.
The potential No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is expected to be held out of practice later this week.
Kickoff between Houston and South Florida is set for 3:30 p.m. ET at TDECU Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27. Live coverage of the game will be available on ABC and ESPN2.