Arizona State Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that offensive lineman Zach Krula, who broke his right ankle Saturday night against Northwestern, would have surgery today to repair the damage and then face at least five months of rehabilitation. That makes Derek Hagan, who leads the Sun Devils with 15 receptions, a little nervous.
“It all starts with the offensive line,” Hagan said. “Our line is just getting after it. Look at the Northwestern film. They were putting guys on their backs left and right.”
Mike Pollack, a sophomore, will probably step in at right guard, although Koetter hadn’t decided between him and redshirt freshman Leo Talavou.
Michigan safety Ryan Mundy is expected to sit out the rest of the season because of a nerve injury.
“I do not expect Ryan to take part in any game competition this fall,” Coach Lloyd Carr said at his weekly news conference. “We’re disappointed that his injury is not responding as we had hoped, and he has decided to rest it and see what happens in spring practice.”
Carr would only call the problem a “nerve injury.”
Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball was released from the hospital after being treated for viral meningitis. Coach Chan Gailey said it’s too early to determine if Ball will be able to play Saturday against fourth-ranked Virginia Tech.... Florida defensive end Ray McDonald had surgery to repair ligament and cartilage tears in his right knee and the team hopes to have its best pass rusher back at practice within six weeks.... Oklahoma backup quarterback Paul Thompson is moving to wide receiver. The fourth-year junior, who beat out redshirt freshman Rhett Bomar to become Oklahoma’s starter at the beginning of the season, hasn’t played since Bomar became the starter two weeks ago.