Oklahoma has announced that quarterback Sam Bradford has torn ligaments in his left hand and will require surgery. Bradford played the second half of Saturday's win at Oklahoma State with the injury. As a result, he only took one snap from under center, otherwise operating from the shotgun.
Head coach Bob Stoops says Bradford will wear a soft cast for this weekend's Big 12 Championship against Missouri, but should be just fine to play.
Bradford will then have his surgery next week, with the prognosis good for him to be at full strength in advance of the Sooners' bowl game (or the BCS title game, whatever).
If you watched the second half of the Oklahoma State game, you probably couldn't tell he was hurt. Bradford did drop a couple of snaps, but he was his usual insanely accurate self throwing the ball, and OU topped 60 points one more time in an amazing offensive season.
And as Shane Bacon pointed out earlier, a win Saturday likely sends Oklahoma to the title game against the SEC champion.
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