Report: Sam Bradford Is Out For The Season

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IOctober 22, 2009

DALLAS - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners is tackled by Lamarr Houston #33 of the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 17, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

According To ESPN's Joe Schad, Sam Bradford will have season-ending shoulder surgery that will effectively prevent any return to the Oklahoma Sooners this season.

Surgery had been considered for some time and apparently won out over resting it for a few more weeks.

The 2008 Heisman winner originally hurt it in the season opener against BYU and fell on it after blitzing linebacker Coleby Clawson made contact with him.

The Sooners went on to lose the game 14-13 without him.

Bradford rested it for several weeks, then came back to play the Baylor Bears, where it looked like he was back to normal and could help the Sooners out for the rest of the season.

However, Bradford re-injured it when cornerback Aaron Williams of the Texas Longhorns came on a similar blitz, and Bradford landed on the same shoulder in an almost identical way as the one against Brigham Young.

Bradford left the game and the Sooners lost 16-13 in the annual Red River Shootout against the Longhorns.

Sam Bradford may still play in college though. He has one year of eligibility left with Oklahoma, and if he would rather try to raise his draft stock plus try another run at the National Championship; he could play next year instead of going to the NFL.

Oklahoma has already lost three games (the third to Miami), so the loss of Bradford has already taken its toll on their season, so surgery is probably a wise option.

It is now up to Bob Stoops to salvage what is left of the season now.