CINCINNATI (AP) - Quarterback Dustin Grutza had surgery today
for a broken bone in his lower right leg, an injury suffered in the
second half of Cincinnati's 52-26 loss at Oklahoma.
Grutza broke his right fibula and sprained his right ankle when
he was sacked in the fourth quarter Saturday. The school said the
surgery leaves Grutza sidelined indefinitely.
The senior quarterback took over this season for Ben Mauk, who
led the Bearcats to a No. 17 ranking last year. Mauk used up his
eligibility last season, and has lost appeals to the NCAA and to an
Ohio court for one more year of playing time.
Junior Tony Pike takes over as the starting quarterback. Pike
played in five games last season as a reserve, going 11-of-20 for
91 yards with three interceptions.
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