Unfortunate last-minute news for WSU, although not entirely unexpected. Via The Spokesman-Review, junior quarterback Jeff Tuel will not be cleared to play in Saturday night's game against UCLA in Pasadena.
Tuel has a fractured left clavicle and will suit up tonight, but will not be available. The Cougars had already announced that backup quarterback Marshall Lobbestael would be starting tonight's game, but this announcement is worrying for WSU fans.
Tuel will receive more X-rays and be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and at the moment he is questionable for next week's game against Stanford.
The Spokesman-Review also reports that starting right tackle Wade Jacobson is also unavailable tonight, due to a back injury suffered in practice earlier this week. The injury is severe enough that Jacobson was unable to make the trip to Southern California with the rest of the team. Backup Dan Spitz will take his place.