Following Saturday’s big win over the Oklahoma Sooners, Houston star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. underwent an MRI on his throwing shoulder. That raised some obvious cause for concern.
However, Cougars fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
According to reports on Monday, the MRI results revealed no damage and Ward is expected to return to practice later this week.
Tom Herman said Houston QB Greg Ward Jr.'s MRI showed no structural damage in throwing shoulder. Ward expected back by Wednesday practice.
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) September 5, 2016
Houston upended Oklahoma 33-23, to get their season off on a high note.
Ward was crucial to that success against the No. 3-ranked Sooners, finishing the game throwing for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
Throughout his career at Houston, Ward is 20-2 as a starter while throwing for 5,469 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He is a big reason for the program’s recent turnaround and could emerge as a Heisman contender if the Cougars continue to impress.
Ward and Houston return to action next weekend when they host Lamar.
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