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Creighton back to full strength

When you think of football injuries, you might think of a quarterback getting caught in the crosshairs of a charging 300-pound lineman.

But in the classroom, tripping while trying to step over a chair and almost severing a tendon?

“I’d rather not talk about it,” Saint Mary’s Huskies third-year quarterback Jack Creighton said with a sheepish grin. “I’ve just got to watch out for chairs, pretty much.”

The six-foot-four pivot suffered a deep cut in an off-field Week 2 incident and initially didn’t think it would be an issue. But when the cut healed, scar tissue caused stiffness and limited his mobility.

He passed for 1,862 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games but gained just 97 yards on 24 rushes.

“It took part of my game away that I felt I could have used,” said Creighton, noting his knee is healthy now. “I feel like I’m smarter this year, too, so I’d like to make more good choices, and when the time comes, I’ll be able to take off and run the ball.”

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