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OU football: Caleb Kelly, Jordan Kelley sustain long-term injuries

Oklahoma senior linebacker Caleb Kelly and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Kelley will both miss an extended period of time due to lower-body injuries, coach Lincoln Riley announced Thursday evening. 

Kelly's injury will require surgery. Kelley already underwent surgery. 

"It's a really tough deal for both Caleb and Jordan," Riley said in a release. "I guess if there’s a silver lining it’s the timing of the injuries with them occurring five months before the season. I know they'll work their tails off to get back to the field as quickly as possible, and we'll be there with them every step of the way."

Kelly played in 12 games last season and started in the final five. He ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles. Kelly has started 24 games over his three-year career. 

Kelley, a former four-star prospect from Tulsa Union, redshirted last season after appearing in two games. 

Oklahoma will wrap up practice with its annual spring game at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13. 

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Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Caleb Kelly (19) reacts to stopping Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) for a short gain in the College Football Playoff semifinals in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on December 29, 2018. [ALLEN EYESTONE/palmbeachpost.com]

Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Caleb Kelly (19) reacts to stopping Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) for a short gain in the College Football Playoff semifinals in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on December 29, 2018. [ALLEN...

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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