Tape It Up: Hawai'i: Colt Healing

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Hawai'i: Colt Healing

The nation's most-ridiculous-numbers-ever quarterback is taking a tender step back this week. Hawai'i QB Colt Brennan sprained his right ankle last Friday, the night before leading the Warriors to a 49-14 dismantling of UNLV. Brennan plans to miss a few days of practice while the ankle heals and the swelling goes down, but he is confident that he will be able to take the field on Saturday against Charleston Southern. But just in case, he's having an MRI on the ankle and spending the week on crutches.

Brennan hurt the ankle while playing catch with wideout C.J. Hawthorne during Friday's walk-through pracitce. He heard a "pop" and saw his right ankle swelling soon thereafter. He received a cortisone shot before the UNLV game so that he could play with minimal pain and still managed to throw for 298 yards and two touchdowns and run for three more. Maybe it's a good thing he hasn't had that many healthy games - the scoreboards might break.

The ankle was "very swollen and very sore" on Sunday, according to the senior quarterback, who hopes he will be ready to play this week. If he can't go, he's not worried, as Brennan told press on Monday that it will give backup Tyler Graunke a great opportunity to get some extra experience.

Head coach June Jones was not exactly of the same mind: "I don't want this to linger. I figure by Thursday he'll practice. But he'll play."

Brennan is used to playing, and producing, through pain, as he finished last season with the greatest statistics by a quarterback in NCAA history, despite fighting a lumbar strain for most of the year. Brennan currently ranks second in the nation in passing yardage, averaging more than 420 yards per game. He leads the nation in points responsible for with 32 per game.

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