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Holgorsen: Grier to miss 4-6 weeks after successful surgery

Created on:   Mon, Nov 20, 2017   3:13 PM

Last modified:   Mon, Nov 20, 2017   3:13 PM

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MORGANTOWN — WVU quarterback Will Grier had successful surgery Nov. 19 on his broken right hand, according to head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Grier suffered the injury while attempting to dive for the pylon during the first quarter of the Mountaineers’ 28-14 loss to Texas on Nov. 18. He broke the middle metacarpal in his throwing hand and dislocated his middle finger.

“They got him to Charlotte [N.C.] after the game,” Holgorsen said. “That’s where [the Grier family] is from, and they know a lot of people there. I supported that 100 percent. Everything went as planned. They said he’ll have to go back in a couple of weeks, so he’s obviously out for quite a while.”

Holgorsen also said that the healing process is about 4-6 weeks, so that puts Grier’s status for WVU’s bowl game in jeopardy. The bowl destination will likely be determined the weekend of Dec. 2-3, but most projections have the Mountaineers playing between Dec. 26-30.

Once bowl preparation begins, the coaching staff will evaluate Grier and see how he is coming along and will see if he can give it a go.

“With the middle finger on the throwing hand, it’s going to be tough,” Holgorsen said. “But he’s a tough kid in good spirits. He’ll be back [in Morgantown on [Nov. 20] afternoon. We’ll start talking about what’s ahead.”