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Report: OSU freshman LB Blake Barron suffers knee injury

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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.

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Oklahoma State freshman linebacker Blake Barron reportedly suffered a severe knee injury during Wednesday's practice. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State freshman linebacker Blake Barron reportedly suffered a severe knee injury during Wednesday's practice. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Nathan Ruiz

A native of Reno, Nevada, Nathan Ruiz joined The Oklahoman in 2018 as an Oklahoma State beat writer. A former intern with The Oklahoman, Ruiz graduated from Oklahoma State in May of 2017 and... Read more ›

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