The thrill ride that is Oklahoma defensive end Ronnell Lewis took a scary turn Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz., when Lewis was carted off the Fiesta Bowl field on a stretcher with a neck injury.
But the Sooners got some good news Monday. OU spokesman Kenny Mossman said Lewis was discharged from the hospital and is returning to Oklahoma today. According to Mossman’s Twitter post, OU head athletic trainer Scott Anderson said Lewis’ prognosis is good.
Mossman said Lewis sustained a mild concussion.
The Oklahoman’s Jake Trotter reported Sunday that Lewis is believed to have suffered an injury similar to what former Sooner Brody Eldridge did last season. After wearing a neck brace for several weeks, Eldridge made a full recovery and is now playing in the NFL for the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts.
Lewis, sophomore and former eight-man football star at Dewar, OK, is a favorite of Sooner fans for his special teams hits. He is projected as a starter at defensive end in 2011.