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The left arm hadn't given him a problem until the game at South Florida, when he got knocked backward and put the arm down to break his fall late in the first half. He started the second half but was in a lot of pain.
Pike hasn't spoken publicly since the injury. Receiver Armon Binns said on Tuesday that Pike was in good spirits during the light workout a day earlier.
"He was the same Tony, still joking around," Binns said. "I don't think he's too shaken up by all this. I think he'll be all right. He's a patient dude. So when he comes back, he'll be ready to go."
Kelly spoke with Pike on Tuesday morning and found him in good spirits.
"Mentally, he's so much better," Kelly said. "The first time getting injured, it works on you a little bit. He's been through it. He knows what the procedure is. He knows how to rehab it. He knows how to do the right things in terms of getting himself prepared."
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