As expected, BYU starting quarterback Sean Covey underwent minor knee surgery earlier this week, but he isn't expected to be out of action long.
"We expect a six-week recovery period and then he should be fine," said BYU trainer George Curtis.According to Curtis, Covey sustained a medial collateral ligament tear in his right knee during BYU's Blue-White spring game on Saturday. During an arthroscopic examination, doctors confirmed that there was no other damage the cartilage, the joint capsule and other ligaments were unscathed. Doctors will not attempt to repair the torn ligament.
"In the last 10 to 15 years they've discovered that with this type of injury there is the same rate of success without (major) surgery," said Curtis.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Elewonibi, a recent transfer from Snow College who won a starting job at left guard, underwent shoulder surgery in Birmingham, Ala., over the weekend.
"He should be ready to go by July," said Curtis.
Curtis himself joined BYU's long injury list during the spring game. Running back Scott Charlton was being tackled along the sideline when he ran into Curtis, who sustained a broken leg and knee injuries.