Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown in Tears After Foot Injury, Carted to Locker Room

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistDecember 1, 2018

NORMAN, OK - OCTOBER 27: Wide receiver Marquise Brown #5 of the Oklahoma Sooners lines up against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 51-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown left the Big 12 Championship Game against Texas on Saturday because of a foot injury, according to Max Olson of The Athletic.

Per Trevor Rogers of OUInsider, Brown did not return to the game, which No. 5 Oklahoma won 39-27.

Jason Kersey of The Athletic noted that Brown was in tears on the sidelines while a trainer was looking at his injury.

Brown was eventually taken to the locker room on a cart, according to John E. Hoover of 107.9 The Franchise.

Michael Kinney tweeted video of Brown being carted off the field, while there were also photos of Brown on his way to the locker room:

Michael Kinney @EyeAmTruth

#Sooners settle for field goal as Marquise Brown is taken off the field on a cart. #Sooners lead 30-27. https://t.co/30KYxBw7xE

Bleacher Report CFB @BR_CFB

Oklahoma star WR Marquise Brown carted off after suffering apparent foot injury https://t.co/8hrwY90tpf

The injury appeared to occur late in the third quarter with the game tied 27-27. After catching a swing pass, Brown shook a tackle and stepped awkwardly before going down.

Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth tweeted his well-wishes to Brown:

Donté Stallworth @DonteStallworth

I feel so bad for Marquise Brown. As one of the team’s biggest playmakers, the pain of not being able to help your team in a championship game is heavy. Hopefully the injury is not serious. Hang in there, kid @Primetime_jet.

Prior to exiting the game, Brown had caught five passes for 54 yards against Texas.

The junior wideout entered Saturday's game as the Sooners' leading receiver with 70 receptions for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Stewart Mandel of The Athletic noted that Brown returned to the sidelines on crutches.

Brown's injury thrust CeeDee Lamb into the No. 1 role for quarterback Kyler Murray, while Lee Morris, Nick Basquine and Myles Tease will move up in the pecking order as well.

Losing Brown was significant for Oklahoma not only in terms of the Big 12 Championship Game, but also further down the line if the No. 5 Sooners are selected for the College Football Playoff and he is unable to play.


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