I am also very anti-BYU (yes, even some LDS are anti-BYU), but having played
football, a neck injury like this scares me. I hope he has a quick and full
recovery, and there are not further issues as a result of this original injury.
Good luck to him, and to his family and team mates in getting through this.
The season can't start soon enough. What started out as a healthy fall camp has
started to turn into season-ending injuries to some potential game changers. We
will miss Mahina's size, but since we have 3 other good options at TE, I don't
think this injury hurts us as much as our FB situation. First losing a Manase
Tonga - like FB in Iona Pritchard, and now Zed Mendenhall being a game-time
decision with his sprained ankle. Both Alisa and Kariya will do a decent job
stepping into a FB role, but neither are the bruising blockers that typically
fills the FB spot. Lets hope Zed can go Saturday
It is sure a good thing they found that injury. What a scary thought that he
might have played with a fracture in his neck. Football just isn't that
important as compared to something like a neck injury. I'm sure he is
disappointed but disappointment is nothing compared to how he would have felt if
a sharp piece of bone cut his spinal cord.I hope he recovers quickly
Good Luck DevinThis could be a good thing in the long run assuming he
fully recovers. That would give him a year longer in the program and BYU
wouldn't lose 4 Tight ends to graduation in the same year. Maybe he will be the
#1 TE in 2014.
It's a disappointment to lose Mahina to injury when he was showing so much
promise. However, I'm glad to see that Putnam is back in school. What a
disappointment it would be for him to miss his senior season, because of
academic issues. It seems he could be a real asset to the team.I'm
also curious as to why Chambers will not allowed to rejoin the team until
January. As I recall, he missed most of last season after his suspension.
Seems like a rather severe penalty to miss almost two full seasons for mouthing
off about the coaches and choice of quarterbacks--especially when there actually
was significant internal strife within the offensive coaching staff last year,
as well as a quarterback controversy caused by the way Bronco handled things for
the first several games of the season. Does anyone know the real story? It
almost seems like Chambers is being punished just for having the type of
personality that caused he to speak out about his his opinion. Does anyone know
how many more years of eligibility he has? I was under the impression that he
was a junior last year when he was suspended.
How weird is it to hurt your back putting on your shoe? Remember when DiLuigi
broke his foot when he stepped on a newspaper? We need Sorensen's leg every
week. Hope he gets better and can at least kick and run a little.
Very unfortunate injury. Here's hoping for a speedy and full recovery. And
thank you Brave Sir Robin for showing some class. I was sure that Chris B had
tactlessly already given us (yet again) his/her prediction of this weeks games.
It is good to see class among the haters.Go Cougars!!
Devin should immediately read the Danny Frazier article!
Wow, how tough is that kid? Practices two weeks, full contact, with a fractured
From a Utah fan and disliker of all things BYU: Any injury, especially one
involving the neck/back, is a heartbreaking tragedy. Best wishes to Devin for a
I really hope that he gets better soon. With him needing to be out that long, I
hope that he could use his medical redshirt. I'm not usually one to
disagree with the coaches, but "thin" at TE. BYU is anything but thin
at TE, especially considering the logjam that existed last year. There are still
3 TEs in Austin Holt, Richard Wilson, and Marcus Matthews who can play. There
are fewer TEs available, but the position is hardly thin.
Thats too bad and very unfortunate, I hope he makes a full recovery and is
ready to go next season.
Heres to a speedy recover Devin!
Unbelievable. I wish Devin a speedy and successful recovery. I really thought
he and Holt would make some noise this year. Hopefully, Wilson can fill the
void. He doesn't have the size of Holt or Mahina, but seems to have the fight.
Unfortunate and sad injury. Hopefully no permanent damage is sustained. Injuries
in general are no good, especially to the neck.Here's to a speedy