After taking the weekend off, the University of Utah Utes resumed practice Monday afternoon, but without their leading tackler, their leading rusher and one of their starting quarterbacks.
Linebacker Anthony Davis, halfback Steve Abrams and quarterback Jason Woods, along with starting defensive tackle Greg Reynolds, are still nursing injuries, and participated in little if any of Monday's practice. They attended the practice, but didn't put on pads.Davis, who sat out Utah's last game because of a sprained ankle, is expected to be ready to play against UTEP Saturday. Woods, who suffered a concussion against Colorado State and a sprained hand, is listed as probable. Ute officials say he will start if he's healthy. Reynolds, who has a sprained knee, is listed as questionable. Abrams, who has a pulled quadricep muscle, has not be listed on the Utes' two-deep for the UTEP game. Freshman Brad Foster is listed as the starter, with senior Clifton Smith as the backup.
The Utes, 2-4 and riding a four-game losing streak, play UTEP Saturday at noon in Rice Stadium.
- Doug Robinson