Defensive lineman Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson today will undergo surgery to repair a fractured middle finger on his left hand.
He suffered the injury in the first quarter against San Diego State, a game in which he made his first UH start. He played the rest of the game with his hand in a wrap, finishing with nearly 40 snaps.
X-rays showed the fracture. The initial prognosis was missing between four and six weeks. Now it appears he might only miss Saturday’s game against New Mexico. There’s a bye the following week. He has a chance to play in the Oct. 27 road game against Colorado State.
Pu‘u-Robinson was playing defensive tackle because of a shortage at that position.
But Siasau “Saui” Matagiese, who missed the past game because of a neck stinger and a mild concussion, will be cleared to play this week.
It also appears that Marcus Malepeai, who can play d-end and d-tackle, will be available this week. He is recovering from a knee sprain.