Report: OSU freshman LB Blake Barron suffers knee injury
With the season just less than three weeks away, Oklahoma State's linebacker depth has reportedly taken another hit.
Days after coach Mike Gundy announced that junior Patrick Macon will miss "a couple, three months" with a foot injury, Pistol Firing Blog's Kyle Boone reported that freshman Blake Barron suffered a knee injury believed to be a torn ACL during Wednesday's practice. An MRI on Friday revealed Barron tore the ACL and MCL in the knee, per a subsequent PFB report.
Wednesday was OSU's second practice in full pads. Barron was unlikely to see much time at linebacker in 2018 but could've contributed on special teams. The 6-foot, 225-pound Rockwall, Texas, product was a three-star recruit and also had offers from North Texas and Houston.
Barron hinted at an injury with a tweet Thursday.
"It'll make for a better story!" he tweeted. "#MinorSetbackMajorComeback"
Coach Mike Gundy will not meet with the media again until after Tuesday's practice. The Cowboys begin the season against Missouri State on Aug. 30 at Boone Pickens Stadium.