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Bradford Answers Questions About Surgery, 2010 NFL Draft

OU Quarterback Sam Bradford OU Quarterback Sam Bradford

Originally Published: Oct 26, 2009 3:6 PM CDT

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Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- Sam Bradford announced Sunday his decision to undergo surgery to repair his injured throwing shoulder. With his team behind him for support, he answered questions from the media regarding his decision and his hopes of entering the 2010 NFL Draft.

“I’ve dreamed about coming here. The first time I got hurt this year was tough sitting on the sidelines, but I always knew I was coming back. It was the light at the end of the tunnel,” Bradford said. “To make this decision and realize that I’ve probably played my last game at Oklahoma, it’s really tough.”

Bradford told the media he doesn’t plan on seeking out an agent until after the Sooners’ season. By doing so, he can still travel with the team and take part with his teammates in team activities.

OU’s quarterback also addressed his need to gather information about the decision, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of his previously-scheduled press conference. One of his worries was not being able to participate in the NFL Draft Combine.

"That was a big part of it,” Bradford said. “It was very important information.”

After Stoops contacted insiders to gather information for Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner said he felt that he will likely not be hurt too much from not participating in the combine.

Throughout the press conference, Bradford stressed how much support his teammates have given him throughout the season.

“These guys have been so supportive. I think that’s one of the hardest things about being hurt,” Bradford said. “That’s the hardest thing about sitting on the sidelines, knowing that if I was healthy I could help these guys. It’s just a helpless feeling knowing I can’t be out there with them.”

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