T.C. Williams quarterback Joe Hargrove fractured his right, non-throwing wrist during Thursday’s scrimmage against Centreville, leaving his status for the 2009 season in doubt.
The senior injured the wrist when he was sacked near the Centreville sideline during the Titans’ fourth possession. Hargrove walked across the field to the Titans’ sideline and had his right arm placed in a sling before leaving T.C. Williams High School.
T.C. Williams certified athletic trainer Tanya Hecox confirmed Hargrove’s wrist was fractured. Hecox said the type of fracture the quarterback suffered will determine whether he can return to the field this season.
Hargrove completed 3 of 7 passes for 24 yards before the injury. He just missed connecting on several deep passes.
Senior John Bray took over for Hargrove and led the Titans to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal. Head coach Dennis Randolph said Hargrove and Bray were still competing for the starting position, but Hargrove had taken each snap of T.C. Williams’ first four possessions.
“(Hargrove) was throwing the ball really well. … We missed (a couple touchdowns) by inches,” Randolph said. “… We’re certainly going to miss him for awhile. We’ll see … how that turns out.”
T.C. Williams defeated Centreville, 24-12.
Doug Murphy, a junior, will be the second-string varsity quarterback during Hargrove’s absence.
Hargrove, who transferred from Wakefield to T.C. Williams before his junior season, is listed as a college prospect by ESPN.com
Check the Sept. 3 edition of the Gazette Packet for more information on Hargrove’s injury and how it affects the T.C. Williams football team.