Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman Jordan Phillips likely out for season with back problems

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma starting nose tackle Jordan Phillips likely is out for the season with a back injury.

Stoops said during his weekly press conference that Phillips will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Stoops also said that linebacker Corey Nelson, who tore a pectoral muscle on Oct. 5 against TCU, also will have surgery Tuesday. Nelson already had been ruled out for the season.

Phillips, a 6-foot-6, 324-pound redshirt sophomore, didn't play against TCU or on Saturday against Texas due to back problems.

He started the first four games for No. 18 Oklahoma and had been a pleasant surprise for the Sooners, recording seven tackles, including two for loss, and one sack.

Redshirt freshman Jordan Wade started against TCU and Texas in Phillips' absence.

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