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Status uncertain for USF QB B.J. Daniels

11/21/2011

USF coach Skip Holtz said he would wait and see how B.J. Daniels handles treatment on his sprained right shoulder before determining whether to start the quarterback Friday against Louisville.

Holtz said Daniels has a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder that looks more like a bruise. He is preparing Bobby Eveld to start in case Daniels is unable to play. USF has a short week of practice because of the Friday game, so Daniels would need to get reps either today, Tuesday or Wednesday to have any shot at playing.

Daniels was hurt in the third quarter against Miami last week after being tackled on a running play.

"Players that don’t practice all week are a bit rusty, and you aren’t going to get the same performance from the guy who hasn’t been healthy," Holtz said Monday during the Big East coaches' call. "Don’t know what B.J. is going to be able to do ... we’ll have to wait and see. With it being a short week ... if he's not able to practice one of those three days, it will be hard for him. We'll get Bobby Eveld a lot of work this week and approach it like we don’t have B.J. and he’s not going to be there, and then we’ll see if he can come and join us tomorrow or Wednesday."