Originally Published: Dec 7, 2009 10:10 AM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Staff and AP Wire Reports
HOUSTON -- Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is recovering from surgery on a broken finger and may not play Dec. 31 against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.
Oliver Luck said his son broke the index finger on his throwing hand during Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame on Nov. 28.
Luck on Monday told KRIV-TV in Houston, where the family is from, that his son did not realize he had injured his right hand until after the game.
The father said Andrew Luck had surgery Dec. 1 in California.
Oliver Luck said the "rehab time is sufficiently long, that his season is over" and that he is expected to fully recover.
Later Monday, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh said Luck could return in time to play OU.
Luck, a redshirt freshman, led the team in all passing categories. He threw for 2,575 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions in his 12 starts at quarterback.
In his absence, fifth-year senior Tavita Pritchard would likely get the start. Pritchard has made 19 career starts at quarterback for the Cardinal, throwing for 2,747 yards, 15 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
This season the Cardinal attempted just five pass attempts not thrown by Luck, completing four and scoring one touchdown.
Stanford is playing in its first bowl game since 2001, a loss in the Seattle Bowl to Georgia Tech.
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