Kruger: Woodard made big mark at OU
NORMAN (AP) Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard knew something was wrong after he went down in the second half against Iowa State on Saturday, yet his mind was on returning to the court.
For the most part, he's always come back, no matter the bump or bruise. The senior had been an ironman for Oklahoma, having started every game his first three years and most of the games this season.
He finally got caught. Woodard's season, and his college career, ended with a torn ACL in his right knee.
"I knew something was wrong because I never felt that movement before," he said. "It was just during the game, during the moment, my adrenaline I wanted to get out there and play, really. The doctors told me just to wait until we got back to get an MRI. When I got the MRI back, I knew the news."
Woodard leaves as one of the most successful Sooners of all time. He ranks 14th in school history with 1,440 points, fourth in assists, fifth in made free throws, seventh in steals, eighth in free throw percentage and eighth in minutes played. He helped the Sooners reach the Sweet 16 his sophomore year, and the Final Four his junior year.