Navy's Dobbs to miss game against Temple


Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

Navy starting quarterback Ricky Dobbs told media after practice Monday that he likely would not play against Temple this weekend.

Dobbs said team doctors and trainers advised another week of rest to allow the cracked bone in his kneecap to continue to heel. Dobbs aggravated the injury two weeks ago against SMU. Doctors said the injury was a preexisting condition and Dobbs, a junior, said he thought he injured the knee during his senior season of high school.

"With me being anxious, I kind of push myself into thinking that I'm ready when I'm really not," Dobbs told local media. "I'm just taking it slow, going through the process. I think it's a good plan. They're going to try to have me get in there and practice by Wednesday and see how it feels, but definitely not planning on playing on Saturday.”

Dobbs did not play in the Midshipmen’s 13-10 win over Wake Forest last weekend. Sophomore Kriss Proctor led the team and will do so again this weekend. Navy did not attempt a pass against Wake Forest, but Proctor did have 23 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Dobbs said the knee felt better Monday than it had the previous week and that he’s hoping to be ready for the game against Notre Dame on Nov. 7.

Dobbs said he’s likely to have offseason surgery to remove the cracked piece of bone.