QB Cochran Breaks Wrist

Connecticut freshman quarterback Casey Cochran broke his left wrist last week in a bicycle accident and surgery has been scheduled for Friday. The good news for Cochran is the injury is to his non-throwing wrist. But UConn spokesman Mike Enright said the timetable for Cochran's recovery would not be known until after surgery.

Cochran is the two-time Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year and the state high school record holder in passing yards and touchdowns. He enrolled at UConn in January, went through spring practice and participated in the spring game.

It is difficult to predict how this injury will impact Cochran's preseason preparation. Cochran, 18, is expected to battle with Johnny McEntee, Chandler Whitmer, Scott McCummings and Michael Nebrich for the starting quarterback spot. Whitmer had the best performance in the spring game but coach Paul Pasqualoni and his staff will not name a starter until the fall.

There has been talk that Cochran might red-shirt in 2012, but the coaches seem to want all five quarterbacks pushing each other in camp.

UConn, 5-7 last season, opens the season Aug. 30 against UMass at Rentschler Field.


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