Tuel injured; Bucannon suspended

Tuel injured; Bucannon suspended
PULLMAN, WA – As Washington State prepares for their final non-conference game against UNLV, they may have to do so without starting quarterback Jeff Tuel

Tuel was injured on Saturday’s win over Eastern Washington and did not participate in practice on Monday. He was wearing a knee brace and was walking around without issues but was not using it part of the time on a stationary bike.

Connor Halliday took snaps with the number one offense.

WSU players and coaches do not comment on injuries, however, head coach Mike Lead did say that a player who does not practice all week could play on Friday “if we decide to.”

It was announced Tuesday by the PAC-12 that WSU safety Deon Bucannon has been suspended for the first half of the game against BYU Friday night for his hit to Eastern Washington’s Greg Herd.

PAC-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said while Bucannon was penalized on the field, he felt the hit warranted the additional suspension.

NCAA rules state that a video review by the conference is needed when a foul for initiating contact on the head and neck area of a defenseless player does not result in player disqualification.