BREAKING: Abojei, Velazquez likely done for the season
LARAMIE -- Offensive linemen, Eric Abojei and Alonzo Velazquez, will likely be out for the remainder of the 2019 season, Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl announced Monday.
Both are scheduled to have leg surgery in the coming weeks.
"Their likelihood of returning is remote," Bohl said Monday at his weekly press conference. "Certainly Eric, he will have a significant operation. Both look good as far as long-term outlook goes."
Abojei was injured on an extra-point attempt late in the first half at San Diego State. He was helped off the field and taken to the locker room on a cart. The 6-foot, 5-inch, 345-pound guard later returned to the sideline on crutches with a brace on his left leg.
Velazquez, Wyoming's 6-foot, 6-inch, 310-pound right tackle, has faced a number of leg injuries during his time in Laramie. He has not played since the UNLV game. Velazquez appeared in just five games for the Cowboys in 2018 before an injury sidelined him through fall camp.
In other injury news, Bohl said senior running back, Trey Smith, will likely be out until the "tail end" of the season with an ankle injury he suffered against Tulsa in Week 4. Titus Swen, who suffered an MCL injury against SDSU, is probably a "week ahead of Smith," according to Bohl.
"They are not surgical," Bohl said. "Anytime you're a running back, it takes more effort to get back."
Wyoming is on a bye this week and will travel to Boise, Idaho, to take on the Broncos Oct. 9 t Albertson's Stadium.