KALAMAZOO, Mich. – After sustaining a shoulder injury in Western Michigan’s 47-20 at loss at Toledo on Saturday, quarterback Tyler Van Tubbergen is questionable to play this week, said Broncos coach P.J. Fleck on Sunday.
He was fully dressed for practice late Sunday night, but his right arm had a sling.
“Last night, and still today, he’s got ice on it and is still in a sling,” Fleck said before practice.
Fleck wouldn’t say which quarterback, Van Tubbergen or backup Zach Terrell, will start Saturday, but it seems Van Tubbergen’s participation level in practice will be the true determinant this week.
“If he has ice on it and a sling on it on Saturday, it’ll be Zach,” Fleck said jokingly. “I promise you that.”
Before suffering the injury, Van Tubbegen was 9 of 19 for 104 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He’s completed 80 of 178 attempts for 906 yards, four touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in six games this season.
Terrell, a true freshman from Fort Wayne, Ind., completed 10 of 13 for 184 yards and an interception in relief of the Van Tubbergen on Saturday. The 6-1, 210-pound signal caller has 325 total yards passing in three games.
Western Michigan (0-6, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) hosts Buffalo for its homecoming game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo. ESPN3 will carry the broadcast.