Injuries mount in Tulsa setback
LARAMIE -- Numerous players were assisted off the field in Saturday's 24-21 loss in Tulsa, others gingerly made their way to the Cowboys' bench.
Logan Harris, an offensive guard from Torrington, laid motionless on the turf at Skelly Field after taking a dangerous head shot in the third quarter. It was a scary scene for the junior, who was surrounded by medical personnel as both the Wyoming and Tulsa bench quietly looked on.
Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl delivered the verdict Monday at his weekly press conference:
- Harris will miss the upcoming game against UNLV and is currently in concussion protocol. He did fly back with the team Friday night and received a nice ovation when he boarded the plane unassisted.
- Wyoming running back, Trey Smith, was hurt early in Tulsa and was seen on the sideline wearing a protective boot and on crutches. Bohl said Monday that it was an ankle injury and the graduate transfer from Louisville will miss 4-to-8 weeks.
- Alonzo Velazquez, a junior right tackle, was also knocked out of the game Saturday in Oklahoma. Bohl said he will get an MRI on his knee this afternoon. He added that it might "take a miracle" for Velazquez to suit up against UNLV. After starting five games in 2018, Velazquez was lost for the season with a knee injury.
- Senior cornerback and kick returner, Tyler Hall, is listed on the depth chart for the UNLV game but is also in concussion protocol, according to Bohl. He expects Hall to play.
- Xazavian Valladay, Wyoming's sophomore running back, was hurt at Texas State in week two and missed the entire Idaho game with a sprained ankle. He played sparingly in Tulsa, and probably wouldn't have played at all if it wasn't for the injury to Smith. Bohl said he expects Valladay to be "100%" come Saturday.
- Defensive end and team captain, Josiah Hall, missed the game with the Golden Hurricane and was seen wearing an arm brace Monday afternoon in Laramie. Bohl said he expects the senior to play Saturday night.
- Garrett Crall went down in Oklahoma but returned to the game. He told me he had cramps.
- Raghib Ismail Jr. also stayed on the ground for an extended amount of time early in Saturday's game. He had a noticeable limp after the game but Monday told me he is good to go.
- Titus Swen, Wyoming's true freshman running back, also left the field during the game. He re-entered a few series later and is deemed healthy for UNLV.
- Javaree Jackson also left for a few plays. He is fine and listed as the starting defensive tackle against the Rebels.