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UNLV releases lengthiest weekly injury report to date

Rebels have 25 players listed in report with West Virginia game four days away

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UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton gets his players set during Saturday’s game against UNR. UNR won the game 44-26 to run their win streak over UNLV to six.

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UNR POSTGAME: Make it six for the Pack

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Ryan Greene, Case Keefer and Ray Brewer discuss everything that was UNR's sixth consecutive victory over UNLV in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon, including Chris Ault's random postgame tirade. Will things get better anytime soon for the Rebels? The guys discuss, starting with what to expect next week when the Rebels travel east to face West Virginia.

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At his Monday press conference, UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said the impact of playing such a loaded schedule this season was beginning to take its toll in terms of injuries piling up.

He sure wasn't kidding.

The first-year coach on Tuesday released his weekly injury report, which featured 25 names. The most intriguing of those is senior quarterback Omar Clayton, who is listed as questionable with an undetermined injury. If he's unable to go, redshirt freshman Caleb Herring on Saturday would make his first career start in quite an environment at West Virginia.

Also standing out is linebacker Starr Fuimaono, who also is questionable. He is the team's fourth-leading tackler through five games.

Keep in mind that nine of the players listed are in the "probable" category, which has meant they are playing in almost every case so far this season.

The full injury report is as follows:

Out: WR Mark Barefield (leg), DB Courtney Bridget (shoulder), DL Kjelby Oiland (undetermined), LB Beau Orth (back), DB Travis Dixon (leg), DB Quinton Pointer (leg), RB Imari Thompson (foot), LB Travis Trickey (back), OL Shane Watterson (leg).

Doubtful: RB C.J. Cox (arm), DE Daniel Mareko (arm).

Questionable: DE Preston Brooks (foot), QB Omar Clayton (undisclosed), DL James Dunlap (arm), LB Starr Fuimaono (foot), FB/LS Anthony White (leg).

Probable: DE B.J. Bell (arm), LB Nate Carter (arm), DB Mike Clausen (leg), DB Sidney Hodge (arm), LB Ronnie Paulo (arm), WR Marcus Sullivan (undisclosed), RB Channing Trotter (leg), TE Anthony Vidal (leg), OL Doug Zismann (back).

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  1. dang..

  2. Rebel injury list is huge

  3. I consider morale an injury as well...

  4. Hey Ryan, whats up with Quinton Pointer? Has he played at all this year? I'd thought he would have a good year this season. Same with Barefield. Do I smell medical redshirt for either of these guys?

  5. htown,

    Quinton's played one game, but he's battled an array of injuries over the last few years, and the chances of him seeing serious playing time the rest of the way are starting to look slim. As for Barefield, I wouldn't be surprised if he stays on the sidelines, too. He's having trouble I think getting back from his knee injury. Both have redshirts available, so who knows if that will be a plan ...

  6. It will be a route in this game. Maybe this list of injuries is really only a ploy against WVirginia. That would be slick, sly and clever indeed! UNLV will be overrun again!

  7. Ryan,

    If Beau continues to be out, do you think they will use a medical redshirt on him?

  8. Shouldn't the injuries say "unspecified" instead of "undetermined"?

  9. Could it be that this list of injuries is only an 'alleged' list to catch W.Virginia off guard. Now, that would be a real sneaky-snake thing to do but it could work... Your opponent believes you are really very weak because of injuries....but, it is not actually true...

  10. I wonder if Hauck really has this many injuries or is just taking the Bill Belichek route, Listing Tom Brady as probable or questionable every game. Seems to me theres no harm in trying it

  11. UNLV will need to look past this game and focus on the rest of the season to pull out a decent record. West Virginia is good.