|ASU QB Carpenter unable to throw during practice due to sprained right thumb|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 30 October 2007 16:01|
But coach Dennis Erickson said Carpenter is almost certain to play when the sixth-ranked Sun Devils visit No. 4 Oregon on Saturday.
Carpenter took snaps and handed off but didn't throw Tuesday, his first practice since he sprained the thumb handing off to tailback Keegan Herring in a 31-20 victory over California last weekend.
``He couldn't throw,'' Erickson said. ``His thumb swelled up. It bothers him a little bit.''
Erickson reacted with disbelief when asked if there was any chance Carpenter would sit out against the Ducks.
``He'll play,'' Erickson said. ``I would be shocked if he didn't come out throwing by Thursday, but I'm not a doctor.''
Carpenter didn't speak to reporters.
If Carpenter can't play, the Sun Devils would turn to sophomore Danny Sullivan, who has completed 11 of 14 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in mop-up duty this season.