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Hudgens Breaks Leg.....Again

Y'know, there must be something up with Memphis Tigers Quarterbacks and Broken Legs..

The Tigers suffered another one Saturday a player who's just getting over another break.

U of M Backup quarterback Will Hudgens suffered a broken Tibia on a play Saturday in the Tigers win over Chattanooga at the Liberty Bowl.

Hudgens had gone in on the Second series of the second half, to replace a somewhat out of sync Martin Hankins.

Doctors say Hudgens will heal without surgery..but he'll be 6-weeks in a cast, and 6 weeks rehab, so he's done for the season.

This comes after another bad break just last year..

Hudgens, making just the second start of his career, broke his leg and tore ligaments in his ankle against Tulsa in the Tigers third game of the season.

That injury happened after Hudgens missed his entire first year on campus when he ripped up a knee during a High School Dunk Contest.

The severity of Hudgens latest injury took every by surprise.

He actually played another series late in the game Saturday night.

Results from an MRI Monday revealed the Break.

  U of M Head Coach Tommy West says:

 'It just kills me. He's come back from two difficult injuries already and now this this. He was probably the most improved player we had on the team. I'm just really sorry for him.'

  Starting Quarterback Martin Hankins adds:

 'It's really tough. I mean me and him were getting along real good, rooming with each other and now this. But he'll get through it and be back by the end of the season.'

Senior Patrick Byrne will now backup Hankins.

Byrne broke his leg last year against Ole Miss as the starting quarterback.

The Tigers play at East Carolina Saturday.


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