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Published: Wednesday, March 12 2014 8:45 p.m. MDT

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Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

What a total bummer. Best of luck in the recovery. Tough way to go out on an even tougher season.

Frankenberry
Saint George, UT

That's a shame. Good luck with your rehab.

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Hope he'll be alright

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for Collinsworth. He plays with such determination. His presence will absolutely be missed.

As for the resident troll...give it a rest...you prove Max right every time you post. Do U fans claim you?

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Rough news.

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

It's unfortunate for Kyle that this happened when he was playing so well. Work hard rehabbing and be ready, we'll need you next year.

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Sorry to hear this, I hope Kyle will be able to return stronger than ever.

Besides hurting BYU's playing ability as a team, this will also hurt BYU's chance to be a part of March Madness as the selection committee does take into account injuries.

wer
South Jordan, UT

The NCAA committee will be well aware of his condition. It may just mean the Cougs go to the NIT.

JayDee
West Jordan, UT

So, the best overall player on the team goes down and the Y rallied and staged a run against Gonzaga.

Of course this will affect them going forward...it's not an excuse, just a fact.

Look what happened when Wynn and Wilson went down for U.

A player is down and out. Show some class, if possible.

Jared from CT
SOUTHBURY, CT

Huge disappointment. Collinsworth is such a versatile player, so much fun to watch play, and a huge part of BYU's rotation. Absolutely they're chances to advance in the post-season took a huge hit when he went down -- That's not an excuse, it's reality. I'm looking forward to him coming back next year.

golfrUte
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

No true sportsman wants anyone to be injured. Today's technology and tecnique for knee surgery are so much better than even a few years ago. Here's a Ute fan wishing Collinsworth a full recovery. Best wishes and hope to see Kyle on the court this fall.

Cart
Salt Lake City, UT

This is so tragic. I hope the best for Kyle.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Sending Best Wishes to Collinsworth for a full recovery and your good health.

Time for some other players to show what they've got and make a good showing in whatever post season BYU finds itself.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

It's going to take a lot of hard work and determination to make it back at 100% next Fall...It will also be a painful process... Don't know of anyone on the team better suited for the challenge however... I'm betting that he comes back for his Junior Year tougher than he went down and out hisSsophomore year.

The team can't focus on that now though... That's stuff to spend time on beginning in April... Right now the team needs to focus on doing what they are capable of doing... and they showed a little bit of that when Collinsworth went down Tuesday Night... They also showed that over at St. Mary's when he first went down... Don't know if y'all remember, but the Cougs were trailing by about 10 and they closed a lot of that gap when Collinsworth went down...

We give up some rebounding capability and some outstanding defense on the defensives side of the court, but we pick up better mid-range and 3 point shooting not to mention a better free throw percentage... More than anything however, it puts more pressure on the starters to stay out of foul trouble.

ClarkHippo
Tooele, UT

@54-10

@golfrUte

Thanks for keeping it classy.

The FACT is, Kyle's injury could very well keep BYU out of the NCAA tourney. But this could be a blessing in disguise.

If BYU goes to the NIT, I see the Cougars getting home court advantage at least in the first round, which means BYU could likely have two more games to play this season.

Two games without Kyle, which means the other players need to step up and learn to shoot much better than they did in the WCC tourney.

Two games which might pay dividends for a BYU team which will be coming back next season more mature and more used to playing with one another. Don't forget, the team this season has no seniors.

Sinew South
Centennial, CO

perhaps the semantics need addressing. it's not going to be an excuse why they don't get invited to the NCAA, it will be the reason they don't get invited. see the Kenyon Martin situation when he was at cincinnati. and by far BYU's most versatile player (leader in rebounds and assists) going down cannot be trivialized in how they ought to perform without him. hopefully they make another deep run in the NIT. tough break for sure. he is always fun to watch. best wishes on the recovery.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

"As for byu as a team, all teams have injuries. I imagine this will be used as some sort of excuse for however byu's season ends."

How do most basketball teams do without their top player, or at least second best player? Are the Lakers as good without Kobe? How about the Bulls without Rose? Maybe U should change the names and post your comment in the LA Times, "As for the Lakers as a team, all teams have injuries. I imagine that Kobe's injury will be used as some sort of excuse for however the Lakers season ends."

As stated by other commenters, it's not an excuse, it's reality - BYU will not be as good without Collinsworth. There is nobody who can fill his shoes. Just like you wouldn't be as good without Wright.

But if Wright got injured, I would simply wish him a speedy recovery, period.

I used to be critical of Max Hall's infamous comment about the Utes, but I'm starting to understand why he said what he did.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Get well KC and see you playing again year 2014 - 2015 hoping for 100% recovery

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Sorry about the injury, Kyle. I hope you recover completely and enjoy a productive career.

Proud Ute
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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

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