Coach Tyrone Willingham said today that QB Jake Locker will have surgery this week or next to remove the plates that were inserted into his injured thumb.
Willingham said it remains undetermined if Locker will return this season. However, that seems mightly unlikely given the timeline, how little there seems to gain and how much might be lost.
In one other health update, Willingham said X-rays were negative on the arm/elbow injury CB Vonzell McDowell Jr. suffered late in the ASU game. His return date is not yet known.