Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Buckeyes' Pryor fine after overworking arm
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Ohio State starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor missed two or three practice periods Friday but should be fine after having what head coach Jim Tressel described as a tired throwing arm.
Tressel said Pryor didn't appear on his medical report Tuesday morning and should be fine for practice Tuesday afternoon. The reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year reportedly had his elbow wrapped at the end of Friday's practice.
"He'd been doing so much throwing," Tressel said on the Big Ten spring coaches' teleconference. "He's one of those guys, he's just an extremely hard worker. He just overdid it a little bit. ... I assume he'll be fine."
Other Buckeyes notes:
- Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher will miss the next few practices with a sprained ankle but should be fine by next week.
- Tressel likes what he has seen from the Buckeyes' defensive line, which becomes the most experienced part of the defense after losses at linebacker and cornerback.
- Tressel singled out Jermale Hines, Travis Howard, Andre Amos and freshman Garrett Goebel as defenders who have performed well this spring. Linebacker Brian Rolle also has impressed in place of returning starter Ross Homan, who has a hamstring injury.
- Offensive standouts have included wide receiver Jake Stoneburner and and wideout Lamaar Thomas, who Tressel said has "made significant improvement" during the first seven spring practices.