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BYU football: Two Cougars out due to injuries, surgeries

Published: Thursday, Sept. 3 2015 1:51 p.m. MDT

Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver JD Falslev (12) gestures to the crowd after a long punt return  during NCAA football in Provo  Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.  Utah won 20-13.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver JD Falslev (12) gestures to the crowd after a long punt return during NCAA football in Provo Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Utah won 20-13. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO — BYU senior receiver/return specialist JD Falslev will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks and senior linebacker Austen Jorgensen will miss the remainder of the season due to planned surgeries, the school announced Thursday.

Falslev, who is a team captain, underwent surgery Thursday to repair a fractured hand. He has caught 24 passes for 227 yards and he averages 10.4 yards per punt return. He had a 71-yard return for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee State.

Jorgensen is scheduled to have season-ending surgery to repair cartilage damage to his knee. This season, Jorgensen tallied 47 tackles in eight games. He started three games.

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