October 2, 2006

Brohm coming back soon?

The No. 8-ranked Louisville Cardinals could get star quarterback Brian Brohm back sooner rather than later.

A junior Heisman candidate, Brohm tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb in the second half of Louisville's 31-7 win over Miami. Now just two weeks removed from major surgery, Brohm is making strong progress.

"My extent of knowing his recovery is that he is out there runningand getting faster and moving better," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said Monday. "Our strength coaches have been excited about his movement."

Brohm has missed a game and a half so far during his recovery and he was originally scheduled to be out of action until November 2, when the Cards face off against No. 4 West Virginia.

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