West Virginia QB Marshall injured

Updated: August 30, 2003, 2:30 PM ET

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia quarterback Rasheed Marshall left Saturday's game against No. 21 Wisconsin with an abdominal injury but returned late in the third quarter.

Marshall was hit by linebacker Alex Lewis after completing a 20-yard pass to Dee Alston with 5:59 left in the first quarter.

Marshall, a junior from Pittsburgh, was on the ground for several minutes before walking off the field.

Team doctors initially checked his left shoulder area on the bench, then took him to the locker room. Marshall returned to the sidelines briefly before being taken to a hospital for additional tests.

Junior Charles Hales replaced Marshall, who eventually returned to the game late in the third quarter with the Mountaineers ahead 17-10.

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