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USF Bulls QB B.J. Daniels slowed by hamstring injury

VERO BEACH -- USF starting quarterback B.J. Daniels had an injury scare Tuesday morning, going down with a left hamstring injury, but Skip Holtz says the injury isn't serious and his quarterback will only be limited a few days.

"He just tightened up, knotted up. He didn't pull it. It's not severe or anything like that," Holtz said before Tuesday's evening practice at historic Holman Stadium, former spring training home of the Dodgers. "He's going to be a little bit limited for a couple of days. We're going to work on trying to get that knot out of there. There's no deficit. There's no tear or anything else. He should be fine."

Daniels went down awkwardly near the sideline on a scramble Tuesday morning and was attended to by trainers for a few minutes. He watched the end of the morning practice with his leg iced, and was in good spirits Tuesday night, joking with quarterbacks coach Peter Vaas and backup Bobby Eveld.

"He will probably be able to do a little bit of limited throwing and everything," Holtz said. "This doesn't affect his arm or what he's doing with that. He won't take any team work for about two days. And then we'll turn and evaluate it from there. I would expect it to be just a couple-of-days deal."

Daniels is entering his third year as the Bulls' starting quarterback, and USF has only two other scholarship passers on roster — Eveld and true freshman Matt Floyd. They split the reps Tuesday night, along with walk-on Ryan Eppes. The Bulls have their first scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday in Vero Beach.

THIS AND THAT: FB Armando Sanchez, a Northeast graduate, missed his second day with an injury to his left hand. ... The Bulls added two walk-ons to the preseason roster in RB J.J. Peterson and S Tre Griffin, a transfer from Navy. ... Holtz's father, former Notre Dame coach and current ESPN analyst Lou Holtz, will attend Thursday's Bulls practice. ... True freshman receiver Andre Davis of Jefferson continues to impress, making a strong case to play immediately.

USF Bulls QB B.J. Daniels slowed by hamstring injury 08/09/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 8:52pm]
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