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Oklahoma LB Nelson to have surgery

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Senior Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson, the team's second-leading tackler, will have surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral muscle suffered in Saturday's victory over TCU, and he probably will miss the rest of the season as a result, ESPN.com reported Sunday.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Nelson will have the surgery on Tuesday.

Nelson has 27 tackles this season, and he also returned an interception for a touchdown in the victory over Notre Dame earlier this season.

Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 in total defense heading into Saturday's game against Texas.
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