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October 31, 2009

Endres out for season

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - UConn quarterback Cody Endres will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left shoulder in the first quarter of UConn's 28-24 loss to Rutgers.

Endres, who was 4-for-9 with 40 yards, was under pressure by Rutgers defensive end Alex Silvestro and hit by defensive tackle Blair Bines.

He was helped off the field by athletic trainers and escorted to the locker room moments later, returning to the field two plays into the second half with his left arm in a sling and wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

Surgery is scheduled for Sunday morning.

"What [the doctors] had told me is he basically did the same thing that Sam Bradford did for Oklahoma," Edsall said.

Bradford, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, sprained his shoulder in Oklahoma's first game of the season and returned after three weeks to try to play through the injury.

He re-injured the shoulder against Baylor on Oct. 10 and faces a recovery time of four to six months after the surgery.

Endres was replaced by Zach Frazer, who started UConn's first two games at quarterback before sustaining a right knee injury against North Carolina on Sept. 12.

Frazer, who completed 22 of 43 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions, finished 21-for-46 with 333 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.

Zac Boyer, the editor and publisher of UConnReport.com, covers UConn sports on the Rivals network. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].
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