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Peters Out with Multiple Injuires




September 8, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas - Junior quarterback Rob Peters (Katy, Texas) will be out for approximately two-to-four weeks after suffering a broken thumb in the Texas-El Paso game x-rays revealed today, according to head football coach Spike Dykes.

Peters, who left the game in the second quarter after suffering a shoulder sprain, suffered minor soreness in his right thumb while throwing a football at the team's regular Monday night practice. While on a doctor visit to examine his shoulder, Peters' thumb was also examined and the fracture was revealed.

"I'm really disappointed, but I am looking forward to getting this behind me and getting back on the field," said Peters, who started his first career game against UTEP. "The strange thing is that I have played several positions on the field besides quarterback over the last two seasons and I've been relatively injury-free. Now, I'm playing quarterback and I get two injuries in the same game."

Peters completed two-of-four passes for 22 yards in the game, while rushing for 14 yards on three carries. He suffered the shoulder sprain on an option play early in the game. He isn't sure of what point in the game the thumb injury occurred.

"We are certainly disappointed for Rob," said Dykes. "He's such a competitor that I expect him to be back on the field as soon as he possibly can. It is really fortunate for our football team that we have a backup as capable as Matt Tittle (Flower Mound, Texas). Matt did a great job last weekend against UTEP and I have every confidence in his abilities to lead our football team."

Texas Tech travels to Irving, Texas to face North Texas Saturday at 6:30 in Texas Stadium. The Red Raiders are 1-0 on the season following a 35-3 win over Texas-El Paso last Saturday in Jones Stadium. Tittle came off the bench against the Miners and completed 10-of-18 passes for 172 yards and one TD in the game.



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