Linebacker Etienne Sabino had surgery Sunday morning to have four screws inserted into his left hand, which he broke during Saturday morning’s jersey scrimmage. Sabino, trying to earn a starting job, had his arm in a sling Sunday and will miss at least a week to 10 days of practice.
Sabino said his hand got stuck in a facemask Saturday while trying to shed a block.
“I kept playing on it because I didn’t think it was a big deal,” Sabino said. “Then I got to the sideline and it was throbbing.”
He’ll have to play with a cast on the hand for at least the first few weeks of the season, but believes he'll be ready for the Sept. 3 opener against Akron.