Devontae Booker has minor knee surgery, could return for bowl game

Utah Utes star running back Devontae Booker underwent a minor procedure on his meniscus this morning, but hopes to return for the team’s eventual bowl game.

Sean O’Connel of ESPN700 reported the update on Twitter.

Sources tell me that Devontae Booker has scheduled minor meniscus surgery for today. Hopeful to return for bowl game. #sources #utes

— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) November 19, 2015

Booker, who has rushed for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season while also chipping in 37 catches for 316 yards, has been battling knee pain all week. With Utah out of the national championship race and two games remaining against UCLA and Colorado, Booker is a big loss as the Utes seek to wrap up the Pac-12 South.

Hopefully, his recovery from his operation goes smoothly and he can get back on the field soon so he can close out his senior season on a positive note.

Kickoff between the Utes and the Bruins is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

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