PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Middle linebacker Will Derting has been cleared to play in Washington State's season opener at New Mexico on Friday, coach Bill Doba said.

The first-team All Pacific-10 Conference defender suffered a dislocation of his left wrist in a scrimmage Aug. 15. Recently, he has practiced with a cast and protective padding.

A new cast that allows movement of his fingers was put on Monday morning, Doba said. Plans are to replace the cast with a smaller one next week.

Derting, a 6-foot, 230-pound junior, said he feels no pain from the injury. He likely will have surgery after the season.