Oklahoma Football Head Coach Bob Stoops Has Pre-Cancerous Spot Removed from Face

Randy ChambersAnalyst IMay 8, 2013

Credit: SoonerScoop.com
Credit: SoonerScoop.com

Everybody wondered what happened to Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops when he was seen at the Sooner Caravan with several stitches across his face.

It turns out Stoops wasn't involved in a backyard brawl. Instead, he was treated for a pre-cancerous spot that had to be removed from his right cheek, according to news9.com.

“Pre-cancerous spot, something had to obviously be cut out,” Stoops said.

This doesn't mean that Stoops actually has cancer. Proceeding with the minor surgery and removing the threat helped the head coach avoid any serious issues, as Dr. Mary Ann Bauman told the digital network.

“The goal is to find them at that phase before they turn into cancer,” said Dr. Mary Ann Bauman. Dr. Bauman says the two least harmful types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell, can easily be removed if they are caught in time.

In other words, Stoops caught it before it turned into a gigantic problem. Instead of actually walking around with the big "C" word, Stoops will now have a slight scar on his face. That is a tradeoff Stoops is happy to make.

As for how Stoops is feeling, he wants Sooners fans to know he is just fine.

“No big deal, I’m good,” he said.

Related

    OU football: Behind the scenes of sniper training in Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

    Oklahoma Sooners Football logo
    Oklahoma Sooners Football

    OU football: Behind the scenes of sniper training in Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

    Vic Reynolds
    via OU Daily

    Miller's Top 10 Draft Prospects in 2020

    Go through the comments to see @nfldraftscout’s takes on your 2020 draft questions

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Miller's Top 10 Draft Prospects in 2020

    Go through the comments to see @nfldraftscout’s takes on your 2020 draft questions

    Matt Miller
    via Bleacher Report

    CFB Players Poised for Bounce-Back Years

    Oklahoma Sooners Football logo
    Oklahoma Sooners Football

    CFB Players Poised for Bounce-Back Years

    David Kenyon
    via Bleacher Report

    Projection: Kenneth Murray Jr.’s 2019 season

    Oklahoma Sooners Football logo
    Oklahoma Sooners Football

    Projection: Kenneth Murray Jr.’s 2019 season

    OUInsider
    via OUInsider