Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Injuries affecting CSU on both sides of the ball

Pete Thomas, the 6'5" sophomore quarterback that has made 21 consecutive starts for Colorado State, is day-to-day right now after spraining his left knee in the second quarter against San Diego State last week. If Thomas is unavailable, the Rams will turn to true freshman Garrett Grayson, who is 6-of-15 passing for the season for 26 yards and an interception. He's also earned, according to his official bio on the Colorado State athletic site, the nickname "G-Man"- although I'm sure that the TCU crowd won't tease him about that...

Making life more difficult, whether it be the true freshman or the hobbled veteran lining up at QB for the Rams, is the fact that starting center Weston Richburg has a broken right hand. There is a possibility that Richburg could snap the ball with his left hand- but to get a handle on how difficult that would be, try brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand tonight...with DJ Yendrey and David Johnson right in your face. There's also a chance that Richburg could slide over to play guard or tackle, which tells you something about how valuable his presence on the line is to the CSU coaching staff.

Over on defense, the Rams are expecting the return of star linebacker Mychal Sisson. The 5th year senior from Duncanville, who finished second on the team in tackles a year ago with 95 and led the nation in forced fumbles with 7, broke his foot against Northern Colorado back on September 10th.

For CSU Coach Steve Fairchild's outlook on these injuries and the game, click here.

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