If you saw it live, or even on replay, you could sense this was coming.
In the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Texas, Will Grier dove toward the left pylon in an attempt to get West Virginia on the scoreboard. What was initially thought to be a touchdown was instead determined to be a fumble out of the end zone resulting in a touchback, giving the ball back to UT. That was the least-distressing development on the play as, somehow, Grier got up from a dive with a finger on his right (throwing) hand pointing in a direction God never intended.
Asa result of that gruesome injury, Grier has been ruled out for several weeks, ESPN.com reported. The same website is also reporting that Grier flew to Charlotte after the game and is expected to have surgery in that city Sunday.
A WVU official told CFT that a determination on Grier’s availability for a bowl game will likely be determined by when the game is played, meaning an official decision isn’t expected until next weekend at the earliest.
Grier, who has one more season of eligibility remaining, came into Week 12 second in the country in touchdown passes with 34. With the Florida transfer sidelined for the foreseeable future, sophomore Chris Chugunov will get the start against fourth-ranked Oklahoma in the regular-season finale next Saturday.
After replacing Grier, Chugunov completed 14-of-26 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the 28-14 loss.