Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown suffered what appeared to be a right shoulder injury after his second big punt return midway through the second quarter against Florida A&M. Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell, however, clarified Monday that the injury was chest bruise, and that he expects Brown to be good to go for OU’s next game in two weeks against Kansas State.
“I think he’s gonna be fine,” Norvell said. "He just kind of came down on the football and kind of bruised his chest plate a little bit. He looked like Mike Tyson punched him in the chest or something. He was really deflated after that. We took him out after that and let Durron (Neal) play. He just got a little chest bruise.”
Brown, who transferred in from Penn State, in August has already been a huge addition to the Sooners, both offensively and in special teams. He had a 51-yard grab earlier in the second quarter on third-and-long that set up the Sooners’ third touchdown. And he had punt returns of 62 and 43 yards that set up two other touchdowns.
“What a wonderful kid he is, just in every single way,” Norvell said. “He’s really affected his teammates just by his maturity and how he handles himself. Just talking about a kid being really respectful with his opportunity. He’s the greatest example of that. He’s a real blessing for us to have.
“The impact he’s making on special teams, and just being a solid guy and a great preparer has really affected our younger players.”