Moevao MRI good news, Canfield Tues 'starter'

MIKE RILEY SAID Tuesday that the MRI results on Lyle Moevao's throwing shoulder were "very positive". But whether Moevao, injured in the ASU victory, will be ready to go by Saturday for UCLA remains to be seen and later on Tuesday when the Beavers take to the practice field, Sean Canfield will be running with the ones.

Moevao has a strained muscle and the MRI did not reveal structural damage. But whether he's able ready to jump back in under center this week as the Beavs' startin QB might not be known until late in the week, according to the Beavers' head man.

"The good thing is we got a very positive MRI result on Lyle, that there is nothing significant that will be long lasting. Now, until we get through the week I do not know what that means yet, as far as at least Lyle's ability to play in the game or to start," said Riley.

For Tuesday's practice, Canfield will practice with the first team as the starter, and Riley said he anticipates Moevao will practice sparingly.

Wednesday of this week, however, may be a better barometer on Moevao's injured throwing shoulder than will Tuesday.

"We will practice today as if Sean is starting the game and see where Lyle is (this week) and then we'll make that decision later," said Mike Riley.

Riley said Canfield has found his comfort level after coming off his own shoulder surgery.

"I don't think Sean is throwing with the same velocity that he had a year ago, but it's getting closer. And I know that he feels very comfortable. And I'm excited for him because that was a long process, that was about a year ago from right now when it happened," said Riley.

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