Source: Bradford to meet with Andrews

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford was scheduled to visit renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in Alabama this weekend but has not had a specific setback in his recovery from a sprained throwing shoulder, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday morning.

Instead, Bradford was traveling during Oklahoma's off week to seek clearance in an attempt to play as early as next Saturday against Miami, the source said.

The examination is part of standard procedure for an insurance policy Bradford took before the season, protecting him financially against a career-ending injury.

Another person familiar with the situation said Bradford experienced some soreness after resuming throwing this week, but that it was considered normal.

The original recovery prognosis on the Grade 2 or Grade 3 sprain suffered in the Sooners' Sept. 5 loss to BYU was two to four weeks, putting a return for the Miami game within range.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.