The man charged with triggering Houston’s offense in its march toward a potential playoff berth is good to go for the Power Five program’s next big test.
Greg Ward Jr. sustained an injury to his right (throwing) shoulder in UH’s 33-23 win over Oklahoma in the season opener. Erring on the side of caution, the starting quarterback was held out of this past Saturday’s win over FCS Lamar.
Sunday night, Ward participated in practice with his teammates. Tuesday, with the AAC opener on tap Thursday night against unbeaten Cincinnati, word surfaced that Ward has been cleared by UH’s medical staff to return to the playing field.
“I’m feeling better than I did,” Ward said according to the Houston Chronicle. “I continue to feel better every day.”
“No doubt I can go out there and just be who I am” with no limitations, Ward added.
In the season-opening win over the Sooners, Ward passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Postma, making his second career start in place of an injured Ward, passed for 125 yards and ran for two scores in the 42-0 win over Lamar.
Moving forward, it’d probably be optimal for and/or behoove the Cougars to keep Ward upright and healthy if they want to crash the playoff party.
QB Greg Ward Jr. cleared for Thursday. Houston has won 15 straight in which he started, longest active streak in FBS pic.twitter.com/HgjI01Xxfo
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