first_imgAustin Kendall dropping back for a pass for Oklahoma.Twitter/@A_Kendall11Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has issued a new injury update for backup quarterback Austin Kendall. It’s good news for the Sooners.Kendall, a former four-star recruit, suffered a scary injury in the season opener against FAU on Saturday. He collided with an equipment truck on the sideline.Riley told reporters today that Kendall is questionable for this weekend’s game against UCLA, but he didn’t suffer a long-term injury.Kendall should be back “pretty shortly.”“Is it going to be this week? Is it going to be next week?” Riley asked Monday on the Big 12 coaches teleconference. “I don’t think anything, at least, that’s going to keep him out long term. Just from a functionality, getting over soreness, physically being able to play, we’ll have to monitor throughout the week. See how he responds to treatment. Plan to have the other guys ready if he’s not available”Kendall is the backup to Kyler Murray, who looked extremely good in the season-opening win against Lane Kiffin’s team.There’s not a ton of solid depth behind Murray, though, so keeping Kendall healthy is important for the Sooners.Oklahoma and UCLA are set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on FOX.last_img

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