Nick Hirschman was hoping to battle for the Colorado Buffaloes' starting quarterback spot this spring. Now it appears he will have to wait a while longer to impress his coaching staff. Kyle Ringo of Buffzone.com reports that the third-year suffer quarterback will miss spring practices after breaking his right foot while walking. Yep, walking.
Colorado QB Nick Hirschman will miss all of spring footballafter breaking his right foot just walking.Talk about bad luck #CUBuffs— Kyle Ringo (@KyleRingo) March 8, 2012
Hirschman is apparently cursed with weak-boned feet. He had surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal on his left foot prior to the 2011 season. He is the only Buffs quarterback returning with any playing experience on the roster, although most of his snaps came during mop-up duty.