The Utes were dealing with the unavailability of J.J. Dielman for the rest of the season before they were dealt with yet another blow for the campaign in their offensive position.
Head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed to the media that the center position is a bit weak this week after Lo Falemaka's status was questioned. The center player was unavailable for the press before being spotted putting on a protective boot by usa casino sites before it was released to the media.
Although the coach failed to tell explain to the media if the junior center will play center this week, he said "ideally yes," to the media.
"We're blowing through centers," he added. "It's difficult. The sheet is full."
The next players on this list are senior guard Isaac Asiata, senior tackle Sam Tevi, and Senior Nick Nowakowski, who were all practicing shotgun snaps following the end of practice.
Utah's injury crisis seems to have grown worse this week. And as the Utes don't make their injuries known during the campaign unless they are heading towards the end of the season, four were sidelined in their game against California, just as some players missed the starting lineup in Berkeley.
The list of players that have been deemed injured for the team so far gone this season by head coach Whittingham are:
Out for the rest of the season are Hiva Lutui (Knee injury), J.J. Dielman (lower leg), Siale Fakailoatonga (Knee), and Kylie Fitts (Foot).
Wide receiver Cory Butler was missing last week for unknown reasons while defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei succumbed to a shoulder injury.
While in action for last week's game, Wide receiver Tim Patrick left the match due to an injury in his lower leg as Kyle Fulks and cornerback Reggie Porter left for unknown reasons.
Troy McCormick and Lo Falemaka will also be missing for unknown reasons.
When asked about quarterback Troy Williams' status, Whittingham said: "Some weeks he feels better than others. It's another situation."Utah's team claimed that they working so as not to let the injuries frustrated their whole season. Williams also formerly claimed that he, sometimes, struggle with body language following a series on Saturday before Asiata called on him to be a leader in the team. He improved in that game as real money pokies had dropped the odds for the fans ahead of the game.
Senior player Dominique Hatfield said he had once featured in a team that was brought down to 25 players due to injuries they succumbed to. The Utes' injury problems have nothing on him.
"We always have the mentality next man up," he said. "The next person's gotta play. Whether it's a freshman or a senior, the next person's gotta play. … They've got to study like the starter. They've got to perform like the starter."