Last week it was the flu. This week, the injury bug is biting Western’s football team.
The questionable list for Saturday’s game against Central Arkansas grew longer following another physical Tuesday practice back from the Toppers’ latest loss to South Florida.
Senior wide receiver Jake Gaebler is nursing a hamstring, senior center Cody Hughes is still fighting a bruised shin and head coach David Elson said freshman tight end Jack Doyle has a hip flexor. All were held out of Tuesday’s practice.
Sophomore defensive end Jared Clendenin failed to leave the practice field under his own power, toting a bag of ice on his arm and junior offensive lineman Derrick Elder went down with just a few minutes left in practice and didn’t return.
I’ll be back tomorrow or Thursday with updates on the injuries–whenever Elson gives an official update–as well as how they’ll affect playing time in this Saturday’s game against Central Arkansas.