Last week, the Utah Utes suffered a big blow when leading running back Devontae Booker suffered an unspecified lower leg injury in the team’s double overtime loss to Arizona. He was not able to return to the game and there has not been an update on the injury since.
The Utes play in a very important game in terms of the PAC-12 South on Saturday when they face off against the UCLA Bruins. While the Utes don’t discuss injuries unless they are season-ending, Booker hasn’t been shy about his status for the game.
According to College Football Talk, Booker is very confident that he will be taking the field against the Bruins. It has yet to be determined if the medical staff agrees with it, but Booker feels like he is ready to take the field and not miss anymore time.
“I’m not banged up at all, really — just something that I’ve got to get treated and get better before the game,” Booker said. “If it’s my call I’m going. If it isn’t I’ve just got to respect it and go with it from there.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Booker was named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, so it’s natural that he wants to be on the field to boost his campaign and, more importantly, help his team win.
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