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Arizona WR Criner (appendix) questionable

Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:06 am
Edited on: September 15, 2011 9:09 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Arizona star wide receiver Juron Criner is back on the practice field, but still not cleared to play after undergoing an appendectomy last week.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that Criner was on the field Wednesday, running around but still unable to fully practice with the team. The senior wideout underwent the operation Sept. 5,, just days after lighting up Northern Arizona for 151 yards and a touchdown in the season opener.

Criner was back with the team a day earlier than expected, and head coach Mike Stoops called it "a positive step." The doctors will evaluate Criner on Thursday, and he could be cleared for practice, or even the Wildcats' Pac-12 opener against No. 6 Stanford on Saturday.

Quarterback Nick Foles is off to a hot start this season, already racking up 810 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Having Criner on the field will be necessary if the Wildcats want to keep up with Andrew Luck in what many expect to be a shootout in Tucson.

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Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 1:24 am

Arizona WR Criner (appendix) questionable

It's not like Arizona was gunna win with him anyways. They've proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they're just another mediocre Pac-12 team, that only generates hype in their crappy conference by beating other bad teams. Whenever they play the big boys, they get stomped. Just watch this next game. It'll be uglier than the last 2 consecutive beatings Oklahoma State put on them.

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