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Knee injury scared Savage, but not enough to keep him out of the game

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For a moment, Pitt quarterback Tom Savage thought disaster had struck. When he “tweaked” his knee near the end of the first half Saturday against North Carolina, going down awkwardly, he admitted, “It scared the (heck) out of me.”
X-rays showed the injury wasn’t serious and he returned to throw two touchdown passes in the second half, playing better with a “tweaked” knee than he did before it was “tweaked.” Savage said he never considered sitting out the second half, even while he limped noticeably into the locker room.
“It was up to coach (Paul Chryst), obviously,” Savage said. “He gets the final say, but I wanted to go back out there.”
Two days before Pitt plays Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, there doesn’t seem to be any issues with the knee.
“I feel good,” he said. “Ready to go.”
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