Junior Salt to redshirt after injury, Lewis Walker injured too and Leota suffers from appendicitis

"What the f is this shit?" - Kyle Whittingham after today's practice

Another injury has sidelined a Utah football player - this time it's Junior Salt, who broke his foot and will now miss the 2012 season.

Salt's injury is not a devastating one, but still shows an unpleasant trend of players going down at fall camp. So far, the Utes have lost Keith McGill, Mark Pouvave, Chase Hansen and now Salt either prior to camp or during it.

Utah could afford to lose some of those players, but certainly you'd rather the team remain healthy and stable and not forced to address injury after injury.

Which they've had to do the first week or so of camp.

While Salt was lost for the season, Lewis Walker, who was also injured, could be out for a while too. He has a series of stress fractures in his lower leg. Ouch.

Finally, Niasi Leota suffered an appendicitis attack and had to have surgery. This is actually the second player in about a month's time who has had appendicitis - as Alphonso Marsh is expected to miss much of fall camp, if not all of camp, due to an appendectomy.

So, definitely a disappointing day on the injury front, but in terms of overall practice, the a.m. section of it actually went well.

Travis Wilson has now started playing a pretty large role in the offense and could take over the reps that the coaches had originally planned for Chase Hansen before, of course, his injury. That would namely be from the option package and could include the Wildcat formation, which he ran today.

Fortunately the a.m. session ended without the entire team falling into a massive sinkhole. With the way their luck has been going, I wouldn't have been surprised to actually hear that happen.

I'm starting to think this season is cursed.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Block U

You must be a member of Block U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Block U. You should read them.

Join Block U

You must be a member of Block U to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Block U. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker