WACO _ A string of Baylor players have been lining up almost daily in the training room with injuries and just can't seem to get on the field because of them.
Not Tim Atchison.
Oh yeah, Atchison spends his share of time in the training room. But when the Bears are ready to play, the 6-1, 205-pound junior from Copperas Cove is on the field.
Broken right hand and all.
Atchison fractured his hand in the first half of the Oct. 3 game against Kent State, played the second half of that game with it bandaged, then played the last two games against Oklahoma and Iowa State with his hand wrapped in a cast.
"(Athletic trainer) Mike Sims have been doing a good job of rehabbing me, and they do a real good job of protecting my hand on game day,'' Atchison said. "So when I go out there there's not much that affects my hand while I'm out there, other than the fact that I can't grab anyone.
"I try not to let it affect me at all.''
In last week's game against Iowa State, Atchison wound up registering his first career interception, which he returned 19 yards.
-- Dwain Price