It's not been an easy first full week of camp for Utah, as they've now lost three players already to injury. Though it didn't appear major at the time, it was initially reported as a bruise, Sam Brenner will miss at least two weeks with an elbow injury. Isaac Asiata also went down and it looks to be a high ankle sprain, so don't expect him back for a while.
For Utah's shallow offensive line, that's not good news. Stepping in to help here will be Latu Heimuli, who was moved over to left guard from his position as backup nose tackle. Heimuli is certainly an effective replacement, but as has been the concern since spring, the lack of depth here continues to worry the coaching staff. Expect Heimuli to probably stay on as offensive guard for the remainder of the season, even when Brenner returns.
The concern is legitimate, though. These are the guys who will have to protect Jordan Wynn from much faster and stronger defenses than he was accustom to seeing for most of 2010.
Speaking of Wynn, he rested this morning. The coaches have been very careful when it comes to his practice schedule and I'm guessing his sitting will certainly lead to whispers about his health.
At the moment, I'm not concerned. There has been no reports of him re-hurting his arm and I take this whole situation at face value - the coaches just want to err on the side of caution.
Don't be surprised if John White emerges as Utah's starting running by the end of camp. He's performing very, very well.
Utah will once again hit the field tonight, so there should be another round of updates once those practices are finished.