Rich Rodriguez says Scooby Wright out 3-4 weeks

Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez today offered an update on the status of star linebacker Scooby Wright, who tore the meniscus in his left knee in the team’s season opener against Texas-San Antonio last week.

Speaking to reporters, Rodriguez confirmed that Wright would not miss the season and was expected back in three to four weeks.

Rodriguez’s update was reported on Twitter by Anthony Gimono of Tuscon’s KOLD News 13.

RichRod on Scooby Wright: Out three to four weeks.

— Anthony Gimino (@AGWildcatReport) September 7, 2015

Easily Arizona’s best defensive player, Wright led the nation in tackles and tackles for a loss in 2014, finishing ninth in Heisman Trophy voting.

Prior to his injury this past Thursday, he posted one tackle. His loss is a big one for the Wildcats, as it’s now looking like he will miss the team’s important matchup against conference opponent UCLA on September 26.

That game is an absolute must-win if Arizona is to be taken seriously for a spot in the College Football Playoff, and not having a key member of the defense for that game could end up being costly.

Regardless of announcement, however, Wright is a determined player who is sure to work extra hard to get back as soon as possible, hopefully without aggravating his injury.

Campus Sports will update Wright’s recovery as any and all information becomes public.

Arizona’s next test comes against the Mountain West’s Nevada Wolf Pack in Reno on Saturday.

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