Benny Snell rolled his ankle during the first half of the Georgia game, but Mark Stoops said today the injury isn’t as bad as once feared.
“I’ll see him later on today. His ankle is more of a bruise than it is a sprain. We’ll see how tender that is.”
Benny’s production has dropped in recent weeks, which Stoops attributed to the grind of the season. Through nine games, he’s averaging over 22 carries per game. Benny played with his ankle taped up in the second half of the Georgia game, but only had three carries.
“I don’t think he’s worn down,” Stoops said. “Beat up. If you play as many snaps and run the ball as hard as he does, you’re going to get beat up a little bit.”
On the defensive side of the ball, Stoops said linebackers Kash Daniel and Jordan Jones, aka “The Q-Tip Brothers,” will have to play with clubs again vs. Tennessee as they continue to heal from hand injuries.
“They’re definitely going to have to wear them this week. I wish we could cut them down some, but it doesn’t look like it.”
“It definitely affects them,” Stoops said of the clubs. “It affects us. To what extent? I’m sure it’s not comfortable for them. I’ll say this, they both did some very good things with those clubs on. It surprised me at times, some of the good plays they made and there’s times you can tell not having a grip really hurts them.”