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    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.

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    Guidugli, who holds most of the school's passing records, broke a small bone on the top of his right hand Saturday night.

    "I slipped on the top step, tried to brace my fall and hurt my hand," Guidugli said.

    He was at practice Tuesday, with his hand wrapped. Doctors told him not to throw this week, he said.

    "They want to give the bone proper time to heal, so I'm trying to do as little as possible before Saturday," Guidugli said.

    Coach Mark Dantonio said Guidugli wants to play Saturday, but a decision won't come before then.

    "It's not a break that's a season-ending break," Dantonio said. "If we play in a bowl game in two weeks or three weeks, he should be able to play for sure."

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    Peterson to miss spring practice following shoulder surgery
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    NORMAN, Okla. -- Tailback Adrian Peterson, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, should recover from shoulder surgery in time for the start of fall practice, an Oklahoma spokesman said Tuesday.


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    Copyright 2004, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved
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    The Associated Press News Service

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