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EWU could lose key players to injury

In addition losing a big game at Northern Iowa on Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team may have lost some key players, coach Beau Baldwin said Monday.

Two-time All-American wide receiver Cooper Kupp caught nine passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the Eagles’ 38-35 loss, but suffered a hip pointer late in the second quarter and didn’t return. Kupp is listed as questionable for the 0-2 Eagles’ non-conference home game Saturday against Montana State.

Another wide receiver, Shaq Hill, is questionable with a knee injury, and quarterback Reilly Hennessey is doubtful with an ankle injury suffered in the third quarter at UNI.

The losses injuries also took away EWU’s top kickoff returner (Hill) and punt returner (Kupp), as well as the teams two holders on placekicks (Kupp and Hennessey).

The Eagles also lost offensive lineman Jerrod Jones, who had replaced Cassidy Curtis at right tackle after the latter had a foot injury in the opener at Oregon.

Jones is listed as questionable for the MSU game.

Running back Jalen Moore (ankle) is questionable for MSU, while safety Zach Bruce (shoulder) is probable.

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