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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Troy loses backup QB to shoulder injury

By Graham Watson

Junior quarterback Dantavious Parker will have surgery Tuesday to repair his right (non-throwing) collarbone, the Dothan Eagle reported.

Parker suffered the injury during Saturday’s scrimmage when he was hit on a play. Parker and fellow mobile quarterback Greg Jenkins are “live” in scrimmages because of their ability to run. So, Parker is eligible to be hit by a defender.

Troy coach Larry Blakeney told the paper that Parker could be back in two weeks, but his spring football season is over.

The injury does hurt Parker’s chance of being Troy’s starter in the fall. Parker was competing against Jenkins, Jamie Hampton and Corey Robinson.

"It doesn’t help him," Blakeney said. "But we know what he can do. He’s a great young man and he’ll come back from it."