STILLWATER — Brandon Weeden doesn't expect the pain to go away anytime soon.
The Oklahoma State quarterback is dealing with an injury he called "a sprain" in his right thumb, which he suffered during the Cowboys 65-17 win Sept. 4 over Washington State.
"It's just a little sore, that's all, just a little sore," Weeden said on Monday. "It's just a sprain, just jammed it."
Weeden said the injury didn't really affect him throwing the football in OSU's 41-38 win Saturday over Troy.
"I've been throwing the ball fairly well," Weeden said. "Obviously, there is discomfort there, (but) it didn't affect my throwing."
The junior finished 29 of 39 pass attempts for a career-high 348 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also fumbled three times (two lost).
The jammed thumb, which he had taped Saturday, has changed Weeden's grip on the ball. He insisted it didn't play a role in his two fumbles while standing in the pocket.
"They made good plays, they hit me pretty hard," Weeden said. "The grip isn't the same; it's not normal. But, no, I think you have to give those guys credit. They came with the blitz, and I didn't see the blitz when I should have."
Weeden didn't directly say it, but the jammed thumb likely did play a role in the botched victory formation fumble with less than a minute remaining.