Oklahoma State fears that freshman linebacker Blake Barron suffered a torn ACL, and potentially more knee damage, during a practice this week, a source told Pistols Firing.
The injury occurred on Wednesday when the Rockwall, Texas product was filling the gap during a defensive sequence. A safety from behind incidentally came into contact with his knee, causing what doctors who examined him believe is a torn ACL. Barron will undergo a MRI on Friday morning and results are expected to be in the same day, the source said.
It’ll make for a better story! #MinorSetbackMajorComeback
— Blake Barron (@BlakeDynomite) August 9, 2018
Dependent upon the results of the MRI, Barron could undergo surgery as early as next Thursday. The decision on when he goes under the knife will be dictated by if any more knee damage is revealed in the MRI.
Barron, who was ranked as a three-star inside linebacker, was the second commitment in OSU’s 2018 class. If the ACL is indeed torn, he’s likely to miss the entirety of the 2018 season and take a redshirt year.