Injured Penn QB doubtful

Posted: October 01, 2009

Penn quarterback Keiffer Garton probably won't start in Saturday's Ivy League opener at Dartmouth due to an injury to his passing arm.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior injured his right arm in a 14-3 loss to Villanova on Sept. 19. He was ineffective throwing the football in Saturday's 20-17 overtime setback to Lafayette.

Senior Kyle Olson, who split time with Garton last week, is expected to start against Dartmouth. Garton is expected to see action.

"Keiffer is going to be limited in everything he does," Quakers coach Al Bagnoli said. "If you saw the game last week, he was in there running the ball. But he couldn't throw. He threw one pass that was in the ground.

"So we might have use of his feet. But that doesn't help in the throwing department."

Reserve running back Matt Hamscher, who sprained his ankle against Villanova, will miss his second consecutive game. Starting running back Michael DiMaggio, who also injured his ankle against 'Nova, will play. The injury has limited him to 14 carries this season.

Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or kpompey@phillynews.com.

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