REPORTS: OSU's Roland To Miss Saturday's Game With Rib Injury

Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:03 pm
By: News 9

According to multiple reports, Oklahoma State starting running back Desmond Roland will miss Saturday's contest against Missouri State with an undisclosed rib injury.

The story was initially reported by the OSU student newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian, and the athletic department has declined to comment on Roland's status per the team's injury policy.

Roland's injury is not believed to be serious and should he sit out against MSU it will be mainly for precautionary reasons.

According to the reports, Roland injured his left-rib area early in the first quarter of OSU's loss against the Seminoles but continued to play through the pain until he was struck again in the same spot near the sidelines on the Cowboys' first drive of the fourth quarter. The second hit forced Roland to leave for the locker room and he did not return.

Roland rushed for 28 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown before leaving the game. He led OSU last season with 811 yards rushing and a Big 12-best 16 total touchdowns.