Lynch listed as starter despite injury

Updated: September 12, 2005, 11:49 PM ET
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California: Running back Marshawn Lynch will not need surgery on his injured finger, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lynch is listed as the starter in Saturday's game against Illinois.

Lynch was injured last Saturday in Cal's 56-17 win over Washington.

Fresno State: Defensive end Garrett McIntyre is expected to miss No. 23 Fresno State's game against Oregon on Saturday with a sprained left ankle.

McIntyre, the WAC's preseason defensive player of the year, was hurt when two offensive linemen landed on his leg on the final play of the third quarter in the Bulldogs' 55-17 victory over Weber State last Saturday.

The high ankle sprain was worse than originally suspected when team doctors re-examined McIntyre on Monday, Fresno State spokesman Steve Weakland said. The team isn't certain how long its defensive captain will be out.

McIntyre, an all-conference player last season, was on crutches at Sunday night's practice. He has started 27 straight games for the Bulldogs, getting 15 sacks and 23 tackles for loss over the past two seasons.

Stanford: Wide receiver Evan Moore will miss six-to-eight weeks after dislocating his hip catching a pass near the end of the first half of the Cardinal's season-opener at Navy.

"We're fortunate nothing was broken," Stanford coach Walt Harris said Monday. "He's in a positive frame of mind and hopefully he'll be back some time this season."

The 6-foot-6 Moore, who also played for Stanford's nationally-ranked basketball team under then coach Mike Montgomery, had earned the starting job toward the end of fall camp. He caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Trent Edwards for the first score in Stanford's 41-38 victory last Saturday.

"That's a very hard loss to take," Stanford linebacker Kevin Schimmelmann said. "No one can duplicate what he can do. He gets people fired up. It's difficult to lose a guy that talented."

Defensive back Trevor Hooper, who sustained a shoulder injury, will also miss Stanford's home opener against UC Davis on Saturday.

Injured parachutist ready to jump again
An Army parachutist who broke his hip and arm in a hard landing on the field before last week's Washington State-Nevada football game is recovering and intends to jump again, Nevada officials said Monday.

Retired Chief Warrant Officer Dave Larson of Hurst, Texas, remained hospitalized Monday at Washoe Medical Center and was scheduled to have surgery on his hip, Nevada associate athletic director Rory Hickock said.

"He's going to have two pins inserted in his hip, but his spirits are very, very high," Hickock told Wolf Pack boosters Monday before coach Chris Ault's weekly luncheon at a Reno hotel-casino.

Larson, a Green Beret who had recently returned from Iraq, was the second of three parachutists who jumped from a helicopter in gusty winds during a pregame ceremony honoring the military Friday night at Mackay Stadium. He had jumped more than 2,000 times before.

Larson is expected to be released from the hospital on Thursday.

"He has told us that within three months, he plans on jumping again," Hickock said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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