Saturday afternoon it felt to many as though the bottom of the Mountaineers remaining season fell through. Starting quarterback Will Grier dove for a touchdown, came down and ended up severely injuring a finger on his right throwing hand.
After the Mountaineers 28-14 loss at home to the Texas Longhorns, it was reported via multiple sources that Grier would be flying to Charlotte, North Carolina to undergo surgery to repair the break he sustained. It is now known that Grier dislocated his middle finger but broke his hand in Saturday’s loss.
Grier will undergo surgery in Charlotte and will be out for the last game of the regular season versus Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners. As of right now, his status for the Mountaineers bowl game later on in the year is still unknown. It will greatly depend on the extent of ligament damage in that broken finger as to whether Grier will be able to return for the Mountaineers bowl game.
Backup quarterback Chris Chugunov took over for Grier versus Texas and will start for the Mountaineers this coming week against Oklahoma. It goes without saying that Mountaineer players, coaches and fans unite in wishing Will Grier a successful surgery and speedy recovery.