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Small school QB breaks pinkie

Posted by Chris Brown on February 24, 2012 – 2:26 pm

Tennessee-Chattanooga QB B.J. Coleman will not be throwing at the NFL Combine after a freak mishap during training two weeks ago.

Coleman suffered a broken fifth metacarpal in his throwing hand in training.

“I was training and working drills and it was just a freak thing, my feet came out from under me and all my weight came down on my pinkie,” said Coleman. “It just happened to get injured. You do things all your life and it’s the first time the bone breaks.”

Coleman won’t be throwing along with a couple of other drills that require use of his hand, but will participate where he can.

“I will try to participate in the three cone drill and broad jump. I can’t swipe with my hand on the vertical leap or any kind of 40 starts. This injury is kind of a minor hiccup. I’ve been in a cast for two weeks and I’ll be out of it in one more. So three weeks total and then I can start gripping and stuff like that. It’s the fifth metacarpal. The doc said I didn’t need surgery, but they immobilized it.”

Tennessee-Chattanooga’s pro day is March 22nd, but Coleman’s pro day has been moved to April 2nd due to the injury.


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