This is a weird one, and we didn't make it up.

It seems BYU quarterback Ty Detmer was in zoology lab Friday, dissecting a shark, and the scalpel slipped, gouging a chunk out of his hand.His left hand. The one with which he hasn't thrown for 8,319 yards.

The wound required two stitches to close, but it didn't stop Detmer from practicing, according to Ralph Zobell, BYU sports information director. Detmer went to practice straight from the doctor's office and took snaps in his street clothes.

The injury is not expected to affect Detmer's play today, Zobell said.

The shark, however, is out for the season.