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Jeff Kolpack, Published September 07 2008

NDSU's Roehl doubtful for showdown with Wyoming Saturday

FARGO -- North Dakota State running back Tyler Roehl is doubtful for Saturday’s game at the University of Wyoming. That could be the best-case scenario for the All-American candidate.

Roehl sprained his ankle in the first half Saturday in a 50-14 win over Central Connecticut State. NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said Sunday the severity of the injury depends on how “high” the sprain is on the ankle.

A high ankle sprain is generally considered severe and could sideline a player for several weeks.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Bohl said.

The same diagnosis goes for starting middle linebacker Tyler Henry and starting left tackle Gerry Ebel. Both suffered knee injuries and Bohl said Ebel will be out at least a month.

Henry has a strained ligament and will be evaluated further Monday to determine if there is a meniscus tear. Bohl said backup middle linebacker Fred Bussey, who left the game with a hamstring injury, will be fine.

Also OK is starting strong safety Cyrus Lemon, who was knocked out with a possible hip pointer.

For more, see tomorrow's Forum.