Arizona football injury updateby Anthony Gimino on Nov. 23, 2009, under Sports
Arizona starting running back Nic Grigsby, who has been battling a shoulder injury for most of the Pac-10 season, is out for this week’s game at Arizona State, coach Mike Stoops said during his weekly Monday news conference.
What’s more, backup running back Keola Antolin, who offers some of the big-play potential that Grigsby has, is questionable because of a shoulder injury that forced him out early in the second quarter of last Saturday’s game against Oregon. Antolin, however, was asked Monday about that, and he said, “I didn’t know that until right now.”
Antolin still has to be further examined before a decision is made.
Arizona likely will be down to third-stringer Greg Nwoko and fourth-stringer Nick Booth.
“It has hurt us,” offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes said, talking about dealing with chronic injuries to Grigsby and Antolin through the Pac-10 schedule. “We’ve not had as many big plays as we’re used to having around here.”
Also, slot receiver David Douglas is out for this week because of a thigh injury, Stoops said.