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Stamper undergoes surgery for broken thumb



After playing a portion of Saturday's game against Hawaii with a broken thumb, redshirt junior LB Ryan Stamper underwent surgery Sunday morning and is questionable for this week's game against Miami.

Stamper, who had two tackles in the game, continued to play after injuring his hand.

"He had surgery on his thumb this morning,'' UF coach Urban Meyer said. "He's a tough guy, he went in and actually played after injuring it right before the first half. I didn't even really know about it. And then they wrapped it up. And our medical staff was good enough to come in and operate on it Sunday so his chances of playing will actually go up.''

Stamper had pins inserted in his thumb and will be in a cast for about the next four weeks.

OL Jim Tartt's shoulder is still bothering him, but Meyer said he'll most likely play this week. WR Percy Harvin (heel) and LB Brandon Spikes (foot) are both probable, Meyer said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:34pm]


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