Freshman DE Brock Martin Undergoes Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Written by Kyle Boone

True freshman defensive end Brock Martin, a former Oologah High School standout in both wrestling and football, underwent season-ending surgery earlier this week. He had yet to compete in a game this season.

“I’m doing well after surgery,” Martin said on Twitter. “I thank God for all my setbacks, because of Him able to get back.”

According to a source, Martin had shoulder surgery to repair his labrum — a lingering injury that dates back to his high school days.

Because Martin had not appeared in a game this season, the surgery makes redshirting for the standout pass-rusher a certainty in 2017.

  • @below_the_cheddar_curtain

    Good luck. About to hit the yr anniversary of my labrum repair on my hip. It’s a long and slow road back.

    • Bryan Shelton

      Can you tell me who did your labrum surgery? My wife has torn Hip labrum, as well, and I hear there aren’t a lot of ortho docs who do it well.

      • @below_the_cheddar_curtain

        Hi, Dr Nho in Chicago (highly recommend). There is a private FaceBook
        group called HIP LABRAL PHYSICAL THERAPY NETWORK where folks from all
        over ask questions and talk about their surgery and recovery. Its
        very informative. You can probably find someone with experience in your
        neck of the woods.

        • Adam M.

          This might be the most off-subject life altering comment in this site. Ever. ???

  • Tayvl

    At least the timing is good. Sounds like it was bound to crop up eventually, so now it’s fixed and we just say get well soon, amigo. No eligibility lost, and most likely stronger next year than he would have been without the surgery. Just bad luck that the injury happened in the first place.