Limas Sweed Talks About Wrist Injury

Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed, who injured his wrist in the team's first August scrimmage, spoke about the injury, how he's doing and when he expects to be back in action. Details inside...

On Wednesday during the Longhorns' first August scrimmage, senior SE Limas Sweed injured his wrist while falling down. According to a reliable source close to the situation, Sweed suffered a slight fracture to his left wrist and could sideline the senior for up to -- but probably no more than -- two weeks. On Friday night, Sweed spoke about his injury and spoke confidently about the prospects of a quick return.

"Doing good. Full range of motion. It's fine," said Sweed.

According to the wideout, he actually got up and played the next play during the scrimmage before being removed from action. He said he felt fine, but the brace he was wearing on his hand didn't look like it would be worn by someone who's fine. Sweed dismissed that notion by saying it was simply a precautionary measure.

"Nothing's really wrong, just being cautious about it."

Sweed was wearing a large, two-piece hard brace wrapped in athletic tape that extended from his hand to nearly his elbow.

"From the looks of it," said Sweed motioning to the brace, "you'd think it was broken in 30 places. But just being cautious, that's all."

It seems likely that Sweed will not play against Arkansas State, but the senior wide receiver says not so fast.

"We've got a great strength staff, great trainers. In there doing a lot of things and be ready for the opener," said Sweed.

When pressed on when he'll return, Sweed clarified that he thinks he'll be ready to go to start the season, but admitted it's not his call.

"Just doing everything I can to get back with the trainers, Coach (Jeff) Madden and the staff. God-willing, put the time in with them, we'll leave it up to them and see what happens," said Sweed.

Sweed said he's not sure when he'll be running routes and catching balls again in practice and is taking it day-by-day.

"It's one of those things that you have to play it by ear, wake up tomorrow (Saturday), go out there and practice depending on how it's feeling."

Texas hosts Arkansas State on September 1st to open the 2007 football season.

More on Sweed's injury:

Sweed Injures Wrist in Scrimmage

IT Members Only: Limas Sweed update

The Inside Texas Inside Scoop


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