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Colorado State football: Wide receiver Rashard Higgins is 'doubtful' against Hawaii with shoulder injury

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Head coach Jim McElwain will not rule out star wide receiver Rashard Higgins against Hawaii.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain had his weekly press conference on Monday and the big news was to discuss the injuries to star wide receiver Rashard Higgins and quarterback Garrett Grayson. The quick answer on Grayson is that McElwain said that his quarterback will be monitored during this week of practice but he appears to be fine.

As for Higgins, his status is a bit more murky. The Rams wide receiver left the game against San Jose State late in the fourth quarter with a left shoulder injury, and there was no immediate answer about his diagnosis.

"He's probably doubtful going into this week, but I wouldn't mark him out because of his competitive nature," McElwain said at his press conference.

McElwain also mentioned that there was no structural damage to Higgins' shoulder and has a "bump." That is good news for this Rams team.

Colorado State does not need Higgins to play at home against a struggling Hawaii team, plus the Rams also have a bye week before they take on New Mexico. The correct decision would be to rest Higgins to get his shoulder completely healed before Colorado State plays a dangerous Air Force team to end the season, and if things fall the Rams way just maybe an extra game on Dec. 7 in the Mountain West title game.