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Starting quarterback Trey Revell will miss at least one game and maybe more because of a thumb injury he suffered in Tuesday night's 16-10 win over Arkansas State. ULM's head athletics trainer and assistant athletic director for operations Phil Shaw, talks about Revell's injury.

Starting quarterback Trey Revell will miss at least one game and maybe more because of a thumb injury he suffered in Tuesday night's 16-10 win over Arkansas State.

Revell fractured the metacarpal on his throwing hand while delivering a pass in the second quarter of the contest. On the follow through, Revell's hand struck the oncoming ASU defender.

"We look to get him back in three to four weeks," said Phil Shaw, ULM's head athletics trainer and assistant athletic director for operations. "It's never a good time when it happens to your starting quarterback. But we have an open date and then go to Kentucky. There's a possibility that he'll be ready for the Troy game in a best-case scenario. He might miss only one conference game."

Beyond Kentucky, the Troy game looms large for a ULM team with championship aspirations. The Warhawks are scheduled to visit the Sun Belt's preseason favorite in a conference showdown on Oct. 31.

Shaw said Drs. David Trettin and Sol Graves recommended surgery to stabilize the fracture and speed the healing process.

"This is the quickest way to return, Shaw said.

Without surgery, Shaw said it could take six to 10 weeks for the fracture to heal.

Revell has enjoyed a breakout campaign in his first season as ULM's starting quarterback while leading the Warhawks to a 3-0 start in in the Sun Belt Conference. For the year, Revell has completed 81-of-140 passes for 1124 yards and eight touchdowns with five interceptions. He was 3-of-8 passing for 83 yards with a touchdown and interception before departing against ASU. Shaw said that despite the injury, Revell made every effort to go back in but couldn't grip the football.

Picked off in the end zone on the pivotal play, Revell went to the sidelines and was replaced by redshirt freshman Cody Wells. With Revell on the mend, Wells is the presumptive starter for ULM when the Warhawks visit Kentucky on Oct. 24.

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