Andy Dalton suffers elbow injury

Updated: November 27, 2010, 11:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- TCU quarterback Andy Dalton left midway through the second quarter of Saturday's game at New Mexico after injuring his right elbow on a sack.

Dalton, the nation's active quarterback leader with 40 victories, was setting up to pass when he was hit by New Mexico defensive end Jacori Greer. Dalton fumbled, and linebacker Joe Stoner picked up the ball and returned it 36 yards to the 1 to set up a touchdown.

Dalton was examined by trainers. Moments later, he was up and cheering his teammates.

"Andy will be fine," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "We just didn't want to take any chances. He got hit on the elbow. His arm went numb a little bit, but he was fine at the end of the game. There was no sense in doing anything foolish."

Reserve quarterback Yogi Gallegos directed the next two series for TCU and Casey Pachall took over from there, throwing one touchdown and one interception as the No. 4 Frogs won 66-17.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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