Umpire injures rotator cuff in last game as official

SHREVEPORT, La. -- An official working his final game before
retirement left the Independence Bowl in the first half Sunday
night after injuring his left rotator cuff.

Mike Rhoades, an umpire from the Western Athletic Conference,
left early in the second quarter as Alabama was driving to take a
27-0 lead over Colorado. It wasn't immediately known how Rhoades
was injured.

Independence Bowl officials said Rhoades was taken to a hospital
for treatment.