Utah football: Whittingham says Sam Brenner 'appears to be OK'
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A neck injury to Utah right guard Sam Brenner was serious enough for an ambulance to come onto the field at Rice-Eccles Stadium and take the 6-foot-4, 300-pound junior to the hospital.
Brenner was motionless for much of the 14-minute delay early in the third quarter. He did lift his arm while being placed into the ambulance, however, drawing applause from the crowd.
After Utah's 17-14 loss to Colorado, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had "very good news" on Brenner's condition.
"Sam Brenner appears to be OK," he said. "All the initial tests are negative and so we think, unless something pops up, we think that's going to be OK."
The Utes lost two other starters in the third quarter. Running back John White IV and defensive end Joe Kruger suffered ankle sprains.
"It depends on which bowl game we get, how far out it is, whether or not those guys will be ready," Whittingham said. "So I can't tell you right now what the scenario is for that."
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