Shoulder injury keeps Kegel out of practices

Updated: October 6, 2003, 1:10 PM ET

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State quarterback Matt Kegel probably will be withheld from practice this week because of an injured throwing shoulder.

Kegel is expected to return for the No. 12 Cougars' next game -- Oct. 18 against Stanford, coach Bill Doba said.

Kegel was hurt when sacked in the second quarter against Arizona on Saturday. The shoulder partially popped out of the socket but he continued to play. Kegel had full range of motion in the shoulder Sunday.

"He wasn't near as sore as we thought," Doba said. "He felt pretty good. But we probably won't let him throw all this week."

Freshman Josh Swogger, who was 4-of-5 for 37 yards against Arizona, will handle most of the work during the bye week practices, which start Thursday.

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