Greg Ward Jr. officially cleared for Week 3 vs. Cincinnati

Congratulations, Houston football fans. The Cougars’ chances at beating the Cincinnati Bearcats improved on Tuesday with word that star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. has officially been cleared for action this weekend.

Ward suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s season-opening win over Oklahoma.

Following the game, Ward underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage in his shoulder. However, the Houston coaching staff kept him out of Week 2’s meeting against Lamar for precautionary reasons.

Now, Ward is ready to get back onto the field as the Cougars kickoff AAC play.

As part of his recovery, Ward received a platelet rich plasma shot and went through a handful of rehab sessions. That has paid off as he is ready to roll at full speed.

“I’m feeling better than I did,” Ward said, via Joseph Duarte of The Houston Chronicle. “I continue to feel better every day. No doubt I can go out there and just be who I am.”

No. 6 Houston and Cincinnati are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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