Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts has been released from a Lubbock hospital and could play in Saturday's game against Kansas State.
Potts was admitted to Covenant Medical Center on Saturday after suffering a concussion during last Saturday's game against New Mexico. But after a night of tests, rest and observations, Potts was released form the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Tech coach Mike Leach has a policy of never revealing whether he has injured players. And in a lively exchnage of words, he was true to his word during Monday's Big 12 teleconference.
"He's doing fabulously well and he's a great member of our team, and we continue to look forward to his success,'' Leach said of Potts.
Later during the teleconference, Leach had a somewhat heated exchange with a reporter when the reporter unsuccessfully tried to press Leach into admitting Potts did indeed sustain an injury against New Mexico.
"Coach,'' the reporter asked, "is there any way possible to see where you can put (Potts) on the field this week in light of his injury?''
Leach reponded by saying: "First of all I've never acknowledged that an injury exists.''
Reporter: "Well, those of us with good common sense realized he did get injured coach, OK?
Leach: "Well then go ahead and write whatever you want. You don't need my help.''
Reporter: "Well, I'm just asking. Could you responsibly put him on the field this week?''
Leach: "Well, since he's not injured I certainly could.''
Potts suffered the concussion when he was sacked twice during a three-play sequence in the second period.
_ Dwain Price