Sooners' Rodney Anderson suffers apparent knee injury, does not return

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma junior running back Rodney Anderson suffered an apparent knee injury against UCLA on Saturday and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Anderson suffered the injury on the final play of the first quarter. He was tackled by UCLA's Rick Wade and Adarius Pickett after a 10-yard run, and came up holding his right knee. He was taken to the locker room.

Over his last seven games last season, including the bowl, Anderson led the FBS in yards from scrimmage. In the CFP loss to Georgia in the Rose Bowl, Anderson rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns.

In the opener against Florida Atlantic last weekend, he finished with 100 yards and two touchdowns on only five carries.

Anderson suffered a season-ending leg injury two games into his freshman season. The following spring, he injured his neck, knocking him out for the year again.

Anderson exited Saturday with 19 yards on six carries and a touchdown. Sophomore Trey Sermon replaced him in the Oklahoma backfield.