In the first week of the college football season, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright went down with a knee injury that required surgery. Luckily for him, the injury was not severe enough to keep him off the field for very long.
It was reported this week that Wright was back practicing with the first team. According to College Football Talk, Wright is likely to be a game-time decision for the team’s PAC-12 opener against UCLA this Saturday.
The injury seems to have healed right on time for the Wildcats as his timetable was around three to four weeks, which is typical for a torn meniscus. What a time to return as the Bruins, who are currently ranked ninth in the AP poll, will travel to Tucson this weekend.
“The biggest thing would be from the medical staff, is he 100 percent cleared and ready to go?” head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “Not only from an injury standpoint, but is he back to where he can be effective and play the level he’s used to playing at? For any player, you want that to be the case, so before he comes back, [you want him to] be the same kind of player he was before the injury.”
If Wright is still kept from playing this weekend, his return would likely come next weekend against Stanford. Having Wright in the game would make a big impact for the Wildcats.
Wright could come in and provide big pressure on UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen and that would be huge for this team. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
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