Holgorsen repeated what he said two weeks ago about how the muscle wasn't torn from the bone and simply needed time to heal. He said WVU will try to ease Childress back into practice next week and see how he responds before deciding if he can handle more work or if he needs more rest.
"We tried to get him back in the fold in practice last week, but it made it worse," he said.
"The best thing to do now is put him back on the shelf and see how it goes. Right now, it could be a week, it could be two or three weeks, it could be three or four weeks. I don't know. "
Trickett has started WVU's last two games, following two starts for Childress and two starts for Millard. Like the other two, he's 1-1 as the starter and won his first start with the Mountaineers. And like Childress, he's dealing with an injury to his throwing arm.
Trickett said Tuesday he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder when he was hit in and had to briefly leave the Oklahoma State game. He said his arm was numbed by medication, but still in pain during his start against Baylor, when he was hit some more and was clearly bothered. Holgorsen opted to play Millard for Trickett from time to time during the game before Millard played most of the second half. He finished 8-for-13 for 115 yards and two touchdowns.
Holgorsen's comments prior to this week kept Millard out of the competition between Trickett and Childress until he said Tuesday, "I don't think you've seen the last of Paul Millard."
"I know what I'm getting with Paul," Holgorsen said. "Paul's going to practice great. He's going to go out there and run the offense."
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