Utah, BYU dealing with injuries heading into big games
September, 15, 2009
Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson
Both Utah and BYU head into big games this week with injuries to key players and positions.
- Utah coach Kyle Whittingham announced that running back Matt Asiata would be a gametime decision for Saturday's game against Oregon after suffering a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of the 24-14 win against San Jose State last week.
- BYU starting left guard Braden Hansen, who injured his knee in the 54-3 win over Tulane last week, did not tear his ACL as was originally feared. He suffered a strain and should miss 1-3 weeks. Hansen is the fourth major injury to befall the offensive line this season.
- BYU senior safety Scott Johnson, who sustained his second concussion in a month after taking a knee to the jaw against Tulane, will undergo stringent concussion tests this week to see if he’s OK to play in Saturday’s game against Florida State.