Quarterback Bryant Moniz rib injury and receiver's Greg Salas' foot injury have really limited their playing time this week. But after Hawaii's final walk-through at Spartan Stadium Coach Greg McMackin has a better understanding of their playing status - optimistic for one, and doubtful for the other.
"I think Salas will play. I think Greg will play. I don't think Bryant will play," said McMackin. "He's really got bruised ribs. The throwing motion utilizes those muscles. He might have his intercostal muscles torn or pulled a little bit. It's really painful. It sounds like he should be able to just get over a bruise, but the throwing motion completely rips at it every time you throw."
On Shane Austin, McMackin said, "I thought he came in and did a great job in the game last weekend. Then Rausch really practiced well. So I have a lot of confidence in Shane and Brent Rausch."
When asked about Salas' lack of repetition this week, McMackin said, "I think so. I think he's had enough reps and he looked good out there today. He's a natural, so I think he'll be great."