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Stull ‘fine’ after tests; Houser out for season

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Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt said that preliminary tests indicated that quarterback Bill Stull’s neck injury isn’t as serious as it first appeared earlier today, when he was placed on a stretcher and carted off the field.

Stull lay motionless on the field in the third quarter of No. 17 Pitt’s 54-34 loss to Rutgers at Heinz Field. Stull was knocked backward while throwing an incomplete pass, then had his head snap forward after colliding with tailback LeSean McCoy as both fell awkwardly to the turf.

“The initial exam and tests that they did, everything was fine to this point,” Wannstedt said. “With Billy, it’s all good news and that’s encouraging.”

Wannstedt, however, said Pitt junior center Robb Houser suffered a season-ending broken ankle when he was blocked on an interception return. Senior left guard C.J. Davis replaced Houser at center, and fifth-year senior Dom Williams filled in for Davis.

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