ANNAPOLIS – There was a familiar sight at Navy’s football practice Monday: Kriss Proctor taking snaps during drills.
The senior quarterback missed Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame with a dislocated throwing elbow. But he returned to practice Monday and is hoping to play in Saturday’s home finale against Troy.
“Probably right now 50-50,” coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “A lot of it depends on the kid. We have to see how he’s doing. He worked his butt off this past week. … He’s worked really, really hard to get back as fast as he can.”
Proctor started the first seven games this season for the Midshipmen (2-6), who must win their last four games to become bowl eligible. Sophomore Trey Miller started in his place Saturday.
Mondays are typically more instructional than heavy contact sessions at Navy, so it gave Proctor the chance to ease back into things. He acknowledged he was still a bit limited in his throwing.
“A little bit right now,” Proctor said. “I’m not trying to wear myself out on the first day.”
Still, Niumatalolo was pleased simply by the presence of his starting quarterback on Rip Miller Field.
“We’re going to see how he does,” Niumatalolo said. “I was encouraged by what I saw today. It was good to see him out there today.”