Thursday, October 23, 2003
Bucs' OT Oben breaks hand; questionable for Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Roman Oben
broke his right hand in practice Thursday and is questionable for
this weekend's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Oben, who started every game for the Super Bowl champions last
season, was injured during a pass protection drill. His hand will
be placed in a cast that shouldn't keep him from playing against
the Cowboys on Sunday.
"This is a pretty common injury, and I have played with
injuries in the past. ... This is an important game for our team,
and I want to be in the lineup," Oben said in a statement.
If Oben doesn't start, he'll likely be replaced by Kerry