Spring Troubles: Texas Tech's Top Two Quaterbacks Are Injured

Alli MContributor IApril 2, 2010

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Taylor Potts #15 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is sacked by Roddrick Muckelroy #38 of the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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There is trouble in Lubbock, Texas.  No, I am not talking about the terrible drainage system, the dust storms, or even local politics.  Texas Tech's top two quarterbacks are injured.  

Both Taylor Potts and Steven Sheffield are out of spring practice due to injuries.  Sheffield has re-injured his foot and is slotted for surgery soon.  Tommy Tuberville stated that "they are planning to put larger screws in his foot and hope to have him back next week for a light practice."

What has Potts done to be placed on the injured list?  He tore the web of his hand (the skin area between the pointer finger and thumb).  So out come the thread and needles. How does he manage this?  He hit himself.  Yes.  

He hit is own hand on his helmet while throwing a ball, thus "fracturing his throwing hand".  No bubba, you tore skin.

Tuberville tried to play it off as no big deal: "This sort of thing happens all the time."  Does it Tommy?  Does Potts hit himself on a regular basis?

If this is true, (I hope it is not), Potts confirmed, in my mind, that Potts is still an idiot.  If he can prove himself on the field this year without hitting himself, I'll give him the praise that he then deserves.  

But as of now, if a quarterback eats sushi with ketchup and hits himself on the head...I really don't want him leading my Red Raiders.