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Major Applewhite: Ed Oliver had setback to knee injury, expected to play in bowl game

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was ruled out of the second half of Friday’s game against Memphis for undisclosed reasons.

After the game, Houston head coach Major Applewhite revealed the reason why, as Oliver suffered a setback to his knee injury and is expected to need a few weeks to recover.

Additionally, Applewhite tried to squash any notion that Oliver had played his final game with the Cougars, which was widely speculated during Friday’s second half.

Oliver was caught by cameras going through something and appeared to be extremely emotional at one point late in the second half.

A lot of the speculation about Oliver’s tenure at Houston has revolved around the spat he and Applewhite had on the sideline last week over a jacket.