PULLMAN, Wash. - During the Cougars 48-9 romp over Portland State last weekend WSU junior quarterback Kevin Lopina suffered a fracture of the L-4 transverse process of his vertebrae, according to WSU Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Training Bill Drake.
Lopina was injured during the second quarter of Saturday's 48-9 victory over Portland State at Martin Stadium and left the contest with a deep bruise in his throwing shoulder.
Following a series of tests and re-evaluations Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the back injury was discovered.
Lopina is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated on a weekly basis.
In unrelated injury news, it was determined Tuesday morning that junior linebacker Jason Stripling will need surgery on his left shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season.