Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike sprained his left wrist during the first half of the eighth-ranked Bearcats' 34-17 win against No. 21 South Florida on Thursday night. He left the game in the third quarter.

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The senior injured his non-throwing arm late in the second quarter and went to the locker room just before halftime. He returned for Cincinnati's first possession of the third quarter, wearing a protective sleeve over the wrist.
Pike, who broke his left forearm last season and played with a plate and six screws that are still in place, was replaced by Zach Collaros. Pike threw two first-half touchdown passes to Armon Binns, helping the Bearcats to a 17-10 lead.

After the game, Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly said that Pike’s injury didn’t look good and that his starting quarterback could miss an extended period of time.

No. 8 Cincinnati is currently a 50/1 long shot to win the 2010 BCS National Championship according to oddsmakers from online sports book

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Posted: 10/16/09 11:30PM ET