Denton, TX (Denton Record-Chronicle) - UNT just found out this morning that Riley Dodge has a broken wrist on his non-throwing arm. Todd Dodge talked about the injury on the conference call.
Riley will see a doctor today. That will determine his status for the rest of the season.
Dodge was injured during the Mean Green's loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. His arm started to swell after the game and continued to get worse on Sunday.
UNT's team doctors decided to take a closer look at his arm this morning and took X-rays and an MRI. They confirmed what UNT suspected, that Riley's arm is broken.
Basically, it comes down to if doctors decide to put a screw in his wrist or just put a cast on it. If Riley has surgery, that will likely put him out for at least this week, possibly longer. If UNT can just put a cast on his wrist, then he might be able to play.
It seems likely that UNT will have to turn to its fourth-string quarterback in Chase Baine.
Dodge said that UNT won't change its offense if it has to go to Baine.
John Dodson will slide into the backup role. Dodge said he made that determination based on the amount of experience Dodson has picked up in practcice.