PROVO -- BYU quarterback Bret Engemann underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a dislocated right shoulder. The 6-foot-4, sophomore will miss the remainder of the 2000 season.
During the first quarter of the Syracuse game, Engemann was hit by a defender and dislocated his shoulder. He returned to the game, but following a 13-yard pass to Will Snowden with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter , Engemann's shoulder again became dislocated and removed himself from the game.
According to team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kirt Kimball, the successful surgery included the repair of a Bankart lesion (the tearing of the capsule from the front of the shoulder socket), repairing the bone (Hill-Sachs leison) and removing bone fragments.
BYU head trainer George Curtis said it will take Engemann about four months to recover from the injury and should be throwing the ball again in time for spring drills.
"We're very pleased with the outcome of the surgery," Curtis said. "Dr. Kimball did an excellent repair and we're very optimistic about Bret's ability to come back and compete at 100 percent."
Junior quarterback Charlie Peterson will handle signal-calling duties for the Cougars for the remainder of the season. Peterson has played in four games this season, including a start against Mississippi State. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from South Jordan, Utah, has completed 58-of-107 attempts (.542) for 644 yards on the season, averaging over 160 yards per game. Peterson has connected on four TD completions and only three interceptions.
"We have a lot of confidence in Charlie," BYU head coach LaVell Edwards said. "Charlie has gained some valuable experience so far this season and shown his ability to lead the team and move the ball. We think he will do just fine."
Brandon Doman will move into the backup roll at quarterback. Doman, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior was 6-of-9 (.667) against Syracuse, picking up 66 yards and seven yards rushing.