By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 9:07 pm in Gameday.
Some quick hits from the press room:
–It looks like running back Jahvid Best may be out for awhile. He has a dislocated left elbow. X-rays showed there isn’t a fracture, but he will have an MRI on Sunday. Coach Jeff Tedford said the team may consider taking freshman Covaughn DeBoskie out of his redshirt year, depending on how long Best is out. The team will know more about how long Best will be sidelined after the MRI. Obviously, Shane Vereen will now pick up most of the carries.
–Left guard Chris Guarnero is out for the year. Turns out he has a torn tendon in his big toe. Tedford said Guarnero will have surgery this week. Doctors said Guarnero needed to have surgery soon or risk losing use of the toe.
–Tedford hinted the team’s quarterback competition could be heating up again. He clearly wasnt’ happy with how Kevin Riley played Saturday. When asked if Riley was still the starter, Tedford said: “We’ll see.”
–Defensive end Rulon Davis has some kind of leg injury but no further details were available. He didn’t play in the second half after injuring it on the last play of the first half.
I’ll obviously have updates after practice tomorrow, especially further information on the extent of Best’s injury.