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Sooners defender Birdine lost for season

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma defensive end Larry Birdine suffered a torn
left biceps muscle and will be out for the rest of the season, head
football coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday.
Birdine will undergo surgery for the injury on Thursday,
officials said.
"It was kind of a fluke injury," said Stoops, who added that
Birdine got tangled up with Travis Wilson. "There really wasn't
much contact."
Birdine sustained the injury several days ago, and tried
to work his way back before it was determined he would need surgery.
Birdine played as a reserve last season behind Dan
Cody and Jonathan Jackson, but still ranked second on the team with
11 tackles for loss. He ranked third on the team with seven sacks.
The rainy weather forced the Sooners to practice on the rugby
fields on the southern edge of the campus on Tuesday.
The Sooners will hold their final scrimmage of the preseason
Wednesday. That workout will be closed to the public.
Oklahoma opens its season Sept. 3 against TCU.