Wilson's injury adds to OU's receiving woes

February, 28, 2009
2/28/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Oklahoma wide receiver Corey Wilson is in critical condition at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after being involved in a car accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 35 near Paul's Valley, Okla., about 35 miles southwest of Norman.

The Oklahoman reported that Wilson sustained head and neck injuries in the accident, which came only four days before the Sooners start spring practice on Tuesday.

Oklahoma already will be without leading receiver Juaquin Iglesias, Manny Johnson and Quentin Chaney among its key producers from last season's receiving rotation.

Wilson, a redshirt freshman, looked strong in practices with the team last fall. He was expected to challenge for playing time at what appears to be one of the Sooners' most glaring weaknesses heading into spring practice.

He is the younger brother of former Sooners wide receiver Travis Wilson.

The accident marks the second time that an Oklahoma player has been seriously injured in an automobile accident in Bob Stoops' coaching tenure. Defensive back Michael Thompson was hurt in a May 2001 crash, only a few months after he was a starter and key producer on the Sooners' national championship team. Thompson returned to the Sooners' roster, but never regained his earlier form after the injury.

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