August 10, 2006

Cougs note early injuries

Last season, August injuries contributed in a major way to the problems the Cougars experienced during the season. In particular, the loss in August of Ropati Pitoitua with a broken leg was a major blow to a defense that had needed Pitoitua's presence up front to help a questionable secondary.

So far this season, things have been far more promising. WSU has confirmed that cornerback Tyron Brackenridge has been held out of practice with a strained hamstring. That said, the injury is not felt to be a major concern. The Cougar staff expects Brackenridge to sit until they are confident he has returned to 100 percent, with the anticipation being he will hit that status well before the season opener against Auburn.

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