SALT LAKE CITY — Injuries have piled up for the Utah Utes this season. However, as usual, it’s not a topic which Utah coach Kyle Whittingham goes into a lot of detail.
"There are a bunch of guys and they will be right down to the wire again this week,” Whittingham said as the Utes prepare for Saturday’s game at No. 15 Washington. “I can't give you definitive answers because we don't know right now. We will have to see how the week progresses.”
Whittingham did acknowledge, however, that it didn’t appear as if there were any season-ending injuries following last weekend’s 33-25 setback to Washington State
“Although, in the regular season there are only two games left, so it is kind of a relative statement,” Whittingham said. “We just hope for the best. But there are a half dozen guys that are in the situation of are they or aren't they going to play."
Despite having several players leave the loss to the Cougars early with injuries, the only “confirmed change” to the depth chart this week is the addition of Jameson Field as a kickoff returner in place of Julian Blackmon. Even so, Blackmon is still listed as the starter at right cornerback.
Wide receiver Darren Carrington II, safety Chase Hansen, right guard Jordan Agasiva and linebacker Sunia Tauteoli, who were all sidelined last week with unspecified injuries, are still listed as starters on the latest depth chart.