Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Duke's Riley plays through thumb injury

DURHAM — Duke wideout Eron Riley is playing through a thumb ligament injury in his right hand. The hand was slightly swollen during Tuesday's regular press conference at the Yoh Football Center but Riley said, nearly two weeks after it happened, it's less swollen than before
and he's feeling much better.

Riley said he tore a ligament in his right thumb the Thursday before Duke played at Georgia Tech but it is something he can play through. Riley has not missed any practices or game time because of it.

-- Luciana Chavez