Utah senior running back Darrell Mack isn't about to let a case of turf toe keep him out of Saturday's homecoming game against Weber State.
I want to play always and I'm going to play this weekend, Mack said. I would hate not being able to play because of a toe. It's kind of silly.
Mack, who ran for 101 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 30-23 win at Air Force, practiced Wednesday after being held out Tuesday.
I'll be able to play. I can practice and everything, but they were just giving me some rest, said Mack, who took a limited amount of reps in his return. I'm going to be playing. I'll be out there.
It's just a little toe sprain or something ... I've had it before and played with it.
The Mountain West Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week said it's a recurring injury he has had since his junior year in high school.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said the injury is a day-to-day thing, and Mack will probably play if it isn't too sore. Defensive end Koa Misi (ankle) is also listed as probable. Right guard Robert Conley (knee), however, is doubtful.
The Utes have a short week of preparation ahead. They host Oregon State next Thursday.