QB Pinkney questionable for Saturday's game

Updated: November 4, 2004, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina quarterback James Pinkney and two teammates were injured an automobile accident Wednesday night and are listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Houston.

The others involved were center Hunter Wood and reserve guard Trey Magee, who was driving. Magee was cited for having an open alcoholic beverage container that was discovered during a search of the vehicle.

The school said Magee passed a road breathalyzer test, and Pirates coach John Thompson planned to punish Magee through the team.

"On the fortunate side, I'm thankful they weren't seriously hurt or worse," Thompson said in a statement. "On the other hand, this will force some late changes in our preparations for Houston."

Pinkney, who the school said had an unspecified leg injury, was selected Conference USA offensive player of the week after leading East Carolina to a 38-28 victory against Army last Saturday. He was 26-of-36 for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

Wood (shoulder) and Magee (face) are part of an offensive line that has allowed 23 sacks this season.


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