October 3, 2011 in Sports

Tuel cleared to practice in full pads


Jeff Tuel broke his clavicle Sept. 3 against Idaho St.
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Quarterback Jeff Tuel was cleared Sunday to beginning practicing in full pads, clearing the way for a possible return Saturday when Washington State travels to Pasadena to face UCLA (2-3, 0-1 Pac-12).

“Yeah, I would leave that open,” coach Paul Wulff said Sunday of Tuel being available this week.

Tuel fractured his left (non-throwing) clavicle in the season opener against Idaho State on Sept. 3. Last week he was cleared to begin throwing. After X-rays Sunday, the junior was given the green light to practice today.

The decision about when Tuel, who threw for 2,780 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, will return to game action will be made after consulting a variety of sources, Wulff said.

Vince Grippi

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