Sooners defensive co-captain Corey Nelson will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a partially torn pectoral muscle. Nelson sustained the injury in the third quarter during the Sooners 20-17 home win over TCU.
Coach Bob Stoops announces that Corey Nelson will likely miss the rest of the season. Crushing loss for the #Sooners— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) October 6, 2013
Nelson is a senior, and is not likely to qualify for a medical redshirt, as he played five of the teams' 12 games. Barring a surprise ruling in his favor, Nelson's career with the Sooners is over. He was second on the team with 27 tackles through five games this season. Nelson also returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series of Oklahoma's win at Notre Dame two weeks ago. Freshman Dominique Alexander filled in for Nelson over the final quarter and a half and appears to be the replacement moving forward.