Stoops yet to rule Broyles out

Leading Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles has not been ruled out of playing in Saturday's game against No. 3 Texas at the Cotton Bowl, Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Monday.

"There's a chance he could play," Stoops said. "I'm not going to be definitive on that."

Broyles sustained what was originally termed a fractured shoulder blade on the second play of the Sooners' 21-20 loss to Miami on Oct. 3. He missed the rest of that game and the 20th-ranked Sooners' 33-7 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

Stoops later said the injury was "a light fracture" and that Broyles could return to action in as soon as two weeks. The original prognosis after the injury was that he would miss games up until November.

Broyles leads the Sooners with 23 catches for 346 yards and a Big 12-leading seven touchdown receptions.

His return would be important for an inexperienced Oklahoma receiving corps already reeling from a season-ending knee injury to preseason All-America tight end Jermaine Gresham.

Oklahoma had three drops in the end zone in its victory over Baylor. Quarterback Sam Bradford was 27-of-49 for 389 yards and a touchdown in his return from a shoulder injury.

Left guard Brian Simmons will not play in Saturday's game. Simmons, a 6-foot-4, 318-pound senior, injured his knee in the third quarter of the win over Baylor. Stoops declined to set a timetable for Simmons' return or say who would start in his place. Sophomore Stephen Good (6-6, 291) is listed as the backup at left guard, but Stoops said Oklahoma "worked the guys we work all the time" at the position during Monday's practice.

"It just gives another guy an opportunity to play -- a guy like Stephen Good who has played quite a bit, Tyler Evans, Tavaris Jeffries, Brian Lepak and those guys," offensive line coach James Patton said. "It's like anything. The next guy's got to step up and play and play well and be consistent and be excited about it because this is a great opportunity."

With Simmons out, left tackle Trent Williams is the only senior starter on an offensive line that has struggled this season.

Tim Griffin covers the Big 12 for ESPN.com. ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon and The Associated Press contributed to this report.