The University of Oklahoma, along with head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that running back Rodney Anderson will be lost for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Anderson sustained a knee injury in the second quarter of the Sooner’s 49-21 win over the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins. The Katy, Texas native rushed for 119 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns in just about three full quarters of play this season.
“We’re heartbroken for him,” Riley said in a press release. “He’s overcome so much in his career, and if anybody can do it again, it’s Rodney.”
Anderson is a redshirt junior, allowing him to enter the NFL draft next year if he chooses to leave. He arrived at Oklahoma during the summer of 2015. He was lost for the season during the Sooner’s game against Tennessee on a kickoff coverage play with a broken leg. A fractured vertebra sustained during the 2016 preseason kept him out a second-consecutive year. This is now his third season ending injury.
Last season, Anderson burst onto the scene with 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing. The majority of this coming in the season’s final seven games.