October 16, 2007

Marve: I'll be 100 percent in spring

Coach Randy Shannon said today that freshman quarterback Robert Marve won't see the field this year.

Marve is still recovering from a left wrist and hand injury suffered in a rollover car accident this summer. He says the biggest problem he's facing now is nerve damage in the hand.

But that's not stopping him from leading the scout team.

"I'm feeling really good right now physically - the doctor said I can't mess it up any more (than it already is)," Marve said. "I'd lost a lot of weight (14 pounds, down to 183). I'm just kind of getting my body back to the same weight I was before (he's now weighing 195 pounds). Being able to go out and practice has helped me mentally.

"Right now my hand's doing pretty well. I'm getting therapy on it a lot. It's still sensitive on my palm."

He says the pain's "Not too bad. It's starting to feel better."

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