Kyle Wright is scheduled to get his cast off on Thursday and begin a three-week rehab process by wearing a splint and receiving treatment.
Wright, who suffered a fracture on his right thumb, is hopeful he will be throwing again by February, which will give him plenty of time to be ready for spring practices. He expects to be 100 percent in the spring and win the starting quarterback position once again.
It has been a tough season for Wright, who was a 5-4 as a starter this year.
"It's killing me not to be out there," Wright said. "I am extremely dedicated to this program and to this team. I'm going to do everything to get this thing back right. I think everyone has that mindset and will do whatever it takes."
Wright finished his junior season with 1,655 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He completed 61 percent of his passes.
Although his season will be one to forget, suffering a season-ending injury added to his frustrating season.
"It sucks because once you get hurt you know there is no chance of competing," said Wright, who is 14-7 as UM's starting quarterback. "You have to go out and stand at practice. You can't go out and get reps. Those reps and games aren't promised to you."
Wright will travel to Boise for the bowl game, but will not play.
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