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Utah quarterback Wilson cleared for spring ball

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  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 6:08 p.m.

    AZUTE1, from what I know of intracranial artery injuries (not a ton, but more than a layperson), once someone is officially cleared for play, it's because there is little to no risk of reinjury to it. If he's cleared in July, I would doubt a redshirt would be needed. The only reason I would see for redshirting is if he loses out to Thompson and they wanted to keep him to play after Thompson's eligibility is up.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 3:22 p.m.

    I'm happy for Travis and wish him well.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Feb. 27, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    Does TW just simply RS this year in order to be certain of his ability to play?

  • daviscoug Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 27, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    Great news for Travis Wilson. I wish him the best - both on and off the field.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 6:39 p.m.

    Also Ed, Petron's reputation is highly regarded in the state. If you ever visit the University Orthopedic Center in Salt Lake City, walk by his office and you'll notice thank you messages from several Cougar greats, and some Aggies, too, I believe.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Feb. 26, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    Good luck to you Travis Wilson. Live long, and prosper.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 3:41 p.m.

    TW being cleared by the fall would be awesome. More competition for the QB group, which will result in some big plays between the QB corps and the WR corps. Go TW, Go Utes

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 1:20 p.m.

    Also, a warm welcome for Kendal Thompson to the University of Utah football program this summer! If Wilson is able to pass all evaluations and receive clearance to participate in fall camp, it will be a VERY interesting QB competition for the starting position, and even the back up spot with promising frosh on the roster.

  • TFUDD SLC, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 11:57 a.m.

    great news! I believe Travis Wilson will be a great quarterback. Last year, despite the injuries and bad luck, he managed to put up some decent numbers. There were 2 games in which he threw a combined to throw 9 picks(UCLA and Oregon St.) Throughout the year I would say ATLEASt 25% of the pics were a direct result of his receivers tipping the ball up when the ball was not thrown high. He struggled to come back after his hand injury and when he did come back he'd lost one of his biggest weapons, TE Jake Murphy.

    This year should be a key turn around for Wilson and the whole team. Offensively they return Dres Anderson who will be bigger and faster along with Kenneth Scott. I though Scott would be the better player but we never really got to find out seeing as he got hurt in the first series of the season. They get him back along with some more speed at WR and more experience at OL and RB. Wilson will have more confidence and will put the UTES in the top quarter standings of the PAC-12.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    Ed, this isn't a concussion issue, it's a cardiovascular and neurological one. Hence, an issue that requires literally an entire TEAM of doctors; the team physician, presumably Dr. Petron, in this case is acting as a spokesperson, not a singular authority on whether he can or can't play.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 26, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    "Ed, yeah what are doctors with 30 years experience with the athletic population anyway?"

    They are employees/contractors of the school. Why do you think the NFL changed it's concussion protocols? It's because team doctors sent players back on the field too soon because of pressure from coaches.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    Ufan, why do you think he's been held from activity since November and undergoing extensive testing. They aren't waiving their liability, they're clearing him for non-contact practice with further evaluation planned. I think a team of medical professionals has a little better grasp of the condition, along with associated risks, than to put anyone's life in danger.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    Utah should be extremely concerned about putting Wilson back on the field.

    The last thing any team needs is for a player to die on the field from a hit that was exacerbated by a known medical condition.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 11:41 p.m.

    @ Ed Grady

    Utah's team physicians don't work for athletics, they work for the UOC.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 11:21 p.m.

    Ed, yeah what are doctors with 30 years experience with the athletic population anyway?

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 25, 2014 10:33 p.m.

    Does anybody really believe a team physician?

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 5:44 p.m.

    @ utesgoingdownthehill

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think Utah might have won the Sun Bowl during their first season in the PAC-12... That means they had a winning record.

  • TXAfghanVet Dallas, TX
    Feb. 25, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    I sincerely hope the facts are as good as the news in this article. I hope that Wilson has recovered and can play, without concern. This is one die-hard Cougar fan who thinks it's great to hear that he's going to be back with the Utes, I just hope this isn't a case of medical staff being overly optimistic. In either case, I wish only good things for Travis, both on and off the field.

  • Indy St George, Utah
    Feb. 25, 2014 1:29 p.m.

    This is definitely good news for the Utah football team, but hopefully the coaches are not putting all their eggs in the Travis Wilson basket and are grooming a quality replacement for when TW undoubtedly goes down with another injury.

    History has shown that the Utes just can't keep their starting QB healthy, and the quality of play takes a big drop off when the back-up comes in. Not to mention the Ute offense has to endure yet ANOTHER new Offensive scheme under the 6th OC in 6 years. You'd think that a member of the "conference of champions" could afford better, more consistent help.

    Unfortunately TW's return will not make much of a dent in the gauntlet you will face in 2014. You are looking at a 3-4 win season and a new coach this time next year. I wonder how long SOS will matter to frUte fans when they are only winning 3 games each year and don't have a win against BYU to keep the ego intact. Sad day ahead my friends... Sad days.

  • pak12thdurmaatt Salt Lake City , UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 1:27 p.m.

    Utahcountyute I posted with my another alias.

  • utesgoingdownthehill Salt Lake City , UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 12:55 p.m.

    Utahcountyute no I didn't go to any indy school . I attended your beloved Utah. There academia is great, it's the sports program that I hate because of all the ridiculous fan like you. UTAH claim to play in so called prestigious pac 12, but they only way fans can feel good about their team is by comparing it to division 3 battalion down south.
    Both Utah and Byu is mid major at best. When was last time utah had winning season playing with elite team schedule? Never!! Yeah go thump your chest and put another pac 12 sticker for being better than nobody byu.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Great news! Stay healthy young man. The size, skills and ability is there for Travis. Can't wait to see him on the field healthy again.

    Go Utes!

  • pak12thdurmaatt Salt Lake City , UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 10:59 a.m.

    Stgtoslc, congratulations on finding the grammatical error, that for sure provided a moral victory for you , just like your sad football team always seem to win, moral victory.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    "Utah and byu should just start there own sad depressing conference."

    At least they'd have an education.

  • Live From the Swamp Holladay, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    I'm glad to see his situation has improved; however, the Utes still need people who can block for him and a real QB coach. I'd hate to see the Utes rush him back and have him end up like Wynn.

    Good luck TW!

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 8:33 a.m.

    Chris B

    Play nice. DC exhibited great sportsmanship and compassion. He also gave Wilson and the Utes a compliment. Show some class ... please.

    I'm happy for Travis, and hopes that his recovery continues.

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    Great news for Travis if he had been healthy at the end of last year Utes probably go bowling no way they lose to WSU.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 7:45 a.m.

    This is always great news. Travis has great skills and will be desperately needed by the utes to have success. If the Utes can get solid, healthy play at QB they have a chance to do some great things.

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Feb. 25, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    Great new for Travis. Let's go Bulldog!

    And my prayers go out to Ofahenguae.

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Feb. 25, 2014 6:41 a.m.

    From a BYU fan, I'm glad he's able to play. Must have been a tough time for he and his family.

    I'm also glad that we don't have to play him again. :)

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 11:52 p.m.

    Congrats Travis!

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 11:15 p.m.

    One step at a time...this is a positive first one. May if be followed by many others.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Feb. 24, 2014 10:52 p.m.

    Obviously this is great news for Travis and his family.

    But it sure is nice to get this news for the team and program. Now, Ofahenguae needs to return to health.

    Go Utes!!

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Feb. 24, 2014 10:48 p.m.

    This is great news! So happy for Travis.

    Travis Wilson will lead to the Utes to a great season in the Prestigious Pac 12 before his career is over.

    Congrats Travis!