Sooners need healthy Tom Wort

Beset by 'fluke' injuries in 2011, OU middle linebacker aims for breakout season

Updated: August 22, 2012, 11:02 PM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma middle linebacker Tom Wort has been injured so many times, sometimes people just assume he's hurt. Two weeks ago, his position coach suggested to reporters that Wort was less than 100 percent healthy, dealing with back, ankle and shoulder injuries.

At least Wort has a good sense of humor about it. This week, he taped a video with his arm in a sling and a patch over his eye.

"I've been told about injuries I don't even have," Wort said. "But I've been fine, ...

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