UCF quarterback Justin Holman out for 2-4 weeks with hand injury


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Justin Holman (left) will be out for 2-4 weeks with a hand injury, while Joey Grant will miss the remainder of the season for UCF.

ORLANDO — UCF quarterback Justin Holman will be out for at least 2-4 weeks with a hand injury according to head coach George O’Leary.

Holman was injured on the first drive of Saturday’s game against Stanford and was replaced with a combination of Bo Schneider and Tyler Harris for the rest of the game.

“Justin Holman’s out for probably 2-4 weeks with a hand (injury),” said O’Leary at his Monday press conference. “That happened in the first series, which we put two young quarterbacks out there and for the first time out there we had to simplify everything with them.”

Holman’s injury will mean he will at least miss the Furman game this weekend and the South Carolina game on September 26. The earliest he could be back is on October 3 against Tulane.

More injury news came out from Monday’s press conference as coach O’Leary announced that offensive lineman Joey Grant will be out for the season with a shoulder injury, ending his career at UCF.

“He’s been a great kid for the program and stuff, he’s hurting himself and he’s such a great competitor, not playing in the game himself and traveling,” said O’Leary. “If he can’t play he can’t play, so you have to make decisions and so we move on.”

Grant was a graduate senior but has struggled with shoulder injuries over the past two season. He did start the first game of the season against FIU, but was sidelined for the Stanford game last week.

The former Lake Brantley alum will still be part of the team, but coach O’Leary says he won’t be around the team because he wants him to focus on academics now that his season is over.

The Knights take on Furman on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EST with the game being televised on ESPN3.