TCU senior nose tackle Kelly Griffin will play against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Saturday, TCU coach Gary Patterson said after the Horned Frogs' Thursday practice.
Griffin has been out since injuring his ankle Oct. 23 against Air Force. At the time the injury was thought to be season-ending for Griffin.
"It's important to him," Patterson said. "It also gives us another 300-pound body."
Patterson said the doctors cleared Griffin two weeks ago but it was up to Griffin whether or not he felt enough confidence in the ankle to perform.
-- Stefan Stevenson
Trainers attend to Kelly Griffin after he was hurt on a play in the first quarter during the TCU vs Air Force game at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday October 23, 2010. TCU won 38-7. Griffin left the game and did not return. (Special to the Star-Telegram/Sharon Ellman)