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West Virginia QB Will Grier hurts throwing hand vs. Texas

November 18, 2017

Texas defensive back Brandon Jones (19) tackles West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) short of the goal line during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. Grier injured his hand in during the play and left the game. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has hurt his throwing hand while trying to score on a run against Texas.

Grier dove for the pylon in the first quarter Saturday and landed awkwardly on his right hand. One of his fingers appeared to be bent backward as he held up his hand while running to the sideline. He was bent over in pain as trainers worked on him.

A review determined Grier had fumbled before he reached the pylon and went out of the end zone. Texas took over on the touchback.

Backup Chris Chugunov replaced Grier on No. 24 West Virginia’s next series.

Grier entered the game second in the nation with 34 touchdown passes.

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