According to WVU head coach Neal Brown, quarterback Garrett Greene’s status is still up in the air for Saturday’s game against Texas Tech.

“I think it’s too early to say,” Brown said of Greene’s status. “It’s an ankle injury. I think a lot of it has to do with how he responds over the next few days. We won’t play him unless he can utilize his best skillset which is his athleticism.”

Brown added Greene did not practice Monday and won’t practice on Tuesday.

“The best answer I can give to it is if he can move around and play like himself then he’ll play. If he can’t he won’t,” Brown said. “Some people back bouncer from these a little quicker than others.”

Greene left on WVU’s second series against Pitt this past Saturday. Greene was hurt on a designed quarterback run, before he stayed in the game for one more play, before he limped off. Later in the game, Greene would be in street clothes on the WVU sideline and be in a walking boot.

Brown said of Greene after the game that he is the centerpiece to the Mountaineers.

“He’s really kind of the heart and soul of the football team. He’s the high-energy guy, he’s the leader, he’s a guy that’s easy to follow,” Brown said on Saturday.

This season, Greene has completed 55 percent of his passes, throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns. He has also rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown.