OU football: Austin Stogner returns for Cotton Bowl after surgery for infected quad injury

Jacob Unruh
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OU tight end Austin Stogner was expected to miss his fifth straight game to end the season, but instead made a surprise return.

Early in the second quarter of Wednesday’s Cotton Bowl against No. 7-ranked Florida, Stogner appeared in the game. It was his first action since he suffered a quadriceps injury against Kansas on Nov. 7.

But the injury had more bizarre details than previously announced, according to ESPN’s Holly Rowe.

She reported Wednesday night that Stogner’s quad became infected after the hit at Kansas. Strep then moved to his quad, requiring surgery to remove the infection.

Stogner entered with 25 catches for 410 yards and three touchdowns.

Oklahoma's Austin Stogner (18) runs after a reception during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Kansas Jayhawks (KU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman., Okla., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Oklahoma won 62-9. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
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