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Tyler Van Tubbergen is expected to start for now in Carder's stead.
The news was a mixed blessing for Western Michigan fans after a 37-17 loss to Toledo. Senior quarterback Alex Carder, who couldn't play due to an injured throwing hand, is going to miss a few more games, it looks like:
WMU coach Bill Cubit says Alex Carder will play again this season but he said he'll be out "a while"— David Drew (@Drew_on_WMU) September 30, 2012
This means way more of Tyler VanTubbergen for the near future. He wasn't "bad" against Toledo — I specifically remember one of his interceptions the result of a receiver falling down — but he'll need to play better, especially with a newly-confident UMass coming to town.