Stoops: Team's prayers are with Wilson

March, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday that his team will be approaching the beginning of spring practice later today with heavy hearts as they think about wide receiver Corey Wilson.

Wilson was critically injured last week when he was thrown from his vehicle after a two-car accident on Interstate 35 about 35 miles southwest of Norman. He remains in serious condition at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City after having his condition upgraded from critical late Monday.

"It's a disappointing and hurtful time," Stoops said. "It's a tragic accident. We're praying for Corey and his family."

Several Oklahoma newspapers have reported that Wilson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He was thrown 45 feet from his SUV before being flown in critical condition to the hospital, the Oklahoman reported.

"I won't elaborate on it other than to say that we are continuing praying for him and having him and his family in our thoughts," Stoops said.

Wilson, a redshirt freshman, was expected to challenge for playing time this spring before the accident. He is the younger brother of former Oklahoma wide receiver Travis Wilson.

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