McPherson hurt as Storm falls to VooDoo
The Storm lost a game and their starting quarterback Saturday night, their 54-51 setback to the host New Orleans VooDoo overshadowed by
Adrian McPherson’s right leg injury late in the second quarter that sidelined him for the remainder of the game.
McPherson had thrown for a touchdown and run for two more before being injured with the Storm (7-6) trailing 33-20. He was helped off the field and replaced by Randy Hippeard.
McPherson was 14-for-21 for 147 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before leaving the game. He added 15 rushing yards on eight carries, including touchdowns of 1 yard and 7 yards.
Hippeard went 13-for-18 for 195 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, rallying the Storm from a 54-32 deficit to 54-51 a little more than 3 minutes to play.
But New Orleans (3-9) ran out the clock and sent Tampa Bay to its second straight loss and third in four games. Chris Davis had 11 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Storm, and Jean Fanor hauled in his fifth interception of the season and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.