Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker spotted in sling and cast Saturday


The Sooner Football team avoided injuries on Saturday, but from the looks of things, Frank Booker of the Men’s Basketball team was not so lucky the week prior.

The sophomore sharpshooter was spotted at the football game in a sling and cast on his left arm, and a thin bandage wrapped along his right arm.

Although the injuries seemed to have no affect on Booker’s dancing skills on Saturday, there is no doubt that his basketball game would be a different story.

No official statement has been made by the team, although, the Oklahoma men’s basketball twitter account confirmed Booker endured an injury.

At the annual Alumni Game a week before OU’s football home opener, Booker was present and appeared to be completely healthy. It is hard to imagine what could’ve happened to Booker in the last week.

Booker is a huge piece to the Sooner hoops team this season. He flashed signs of brilliance last year: on defense, behind the arc, and driving to the basket. There are hopes that he will make a jump from his first to second season and provide Lon Kruger with a consistent scorer off the bench who can hit three’s and play solid defense.

Missing time in the offseason or even early in the season could derail these expectations, though the tweet estimates an early October return.

The Sooners dealt with multiple offseason injuries last year.

It started with Buddy Hield re-injuring a foot he had broken in the 2012-2013 season. The injury last summer caused sit out of the exhibition games the Sooners played in Europe. Fortunately Hield was able to heal up and be ready for the season, showing no lasting effects from the foot injury.

Je’Lon Hornbeak suffered a stress fracture in his foot in August, causing him to miss a significant amount of the offseason. Although it didn’t cost him any games, Hornbeak seemed to have some rust to work off early in the season.

DJ Bennett also experienced an injury before the beginning of the season. Bennett suffered a tendon tear a couple weeks prior to the season’s start. He was able to get healthy by the first game, but he had to miss weeks of valuable practice time.

It doesn’t appear that serious, but we hope Frank Booker can get back on the court as quickly as possible.

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