Arizona won its season opener against Texas-San Antonio 42-32, but not without losing a key player. Early in the game, star linebacker Scooby Wright III exited the field with a left knee injury and was seen on the sideline sitting on the trainer’s table with said knee wrapped in ice.
Local journalist Javier Morales tweeted out a screenshot of Wright on the sideline, looking bummed that he was too hurt to play.
Wright was set to undergo an MRI last night, but his father told ESPN that the injury was “not major.”
But it’s still going to be hard to not assume the worst about Wright’s knee until official word comes out that he isn’t out for the season. He was seen hobbling and using a cane last night, and would be a big loss to the Wildcats’ defense and the team’s championship hopes if he is out for an extended period of time. Last season, Wright led the nation with 164 tackles and 31 tackles for a loss while also posting 15 sacks and five forced fumbles.
Once any new information regarding his injury is released, Campus Sports will update this story.
Arizona’s next game comes against the Mountain West’s Nevada Wolf Pack in Reno on the 12th.
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