@Real UteCovey's faith is mentioned to explain why such a dynamic
player was away for two years. Also, you're reading an article from the
Deseret News. Most readers here do care. I hope he recovers well. Covey is
exciting to watch, but I always cringe when he gets hit.
This is really a tough loss for Utah. He is without question the most valuable
offensive player they have.
REALLY sucks that it happened on a kickoff return that should have never even
been returned. That's the way it goes though. Pretty positive attitude in
his tweet. Wouldn't expect anything else from this kid
@But seriously folks!:"This year was a fluke for the utes. Next
year they will be back to normal."You'd think that after
being wrong every year for so many years that some of these byu fans would learn
to temper their predictions.I can't imagine living with so much
angst.It's always a great day to be a Ute!
Timid sparrow,Nah, just a realist. This year was a fluke for the utes.
Next year they will be back to normal. The pac is yet another story. They will
continue the slide into irrelevance and probably not be considered part of the
p4 again for some time.
Gosh, we've lost some great playmakers, but the O-line is healthy, many
other O-weapons as well, as is our entire, unreal defense. I think Utah will
bring it folks!Gooooooo Utes!
@but seriously folks"The utes will not be contending next year
as the rest of the pac will be better, and the utes will.....just be the
utes."The hate is strong with you, young paduan...
Best of luck to Covey during his recovery. Love watching him play. He has the
heart and will of a champion. He'll be back and he will be as great as
ever. Glad he's a Ute!
Why is it important for Britain Covey's faith to be stated? Everyone is
different, believe what they care to is all. The focus of this article is his
tragic injuries. The U of U is a state school. "Faith" should not be
65TossPowerTrap "Covey should consider skipping the UW game next
year."By that logic, BYU quarterbacks should skip playing USU. Orem Parent "Typical Utah. They ride and ride a player until he is
hurt."Isn't that what every football team does? Except
down south, where they let a player put off surgery to play...and get hurt
Get well soon.
The worst injuries in football generally come from non-contact injuries. This
was the case of Covey. You could see the leg give out before the actual hit.
It is an absurdity that he was over used, he was used on about 15% of the plays,
including punt returns. Some would argue he was under utilized. It just seems
like he was used more because he was used so often in critical situations.
It's also absurd to suggest he skip a game for fear of injury. He's a
football player and players accept the challenge. Others have suggested he not
return punts, which is also dumb. He's best in open space and punt and
kickoff returns offer the best chance for him to be able to run in a broken
Orem,Covey is the only option that the utes have. There is no next man up
on the hill after Covey.If Covey is half the athlete that Taysom Hill is
he should be back full force next year. Time will tell but I doubt it.The utes will not be contending next year as the rest of the pac will be
better, and the utes will.....just be the utes.
Funny, funny stuff...it is so awesome to see how so many people think they know
more than whit or BC. Football is brutal...stuff happens. BC was not
overused...it was a freak accident. BC would do it all over again. Every kid
is different...so funny about all you arm chair experts on how long it takes to
be fit after a mission, how long to recover from a knee, how much whit should
play his guys, etc... May I offer some most humble advice? Just cheer for and
support the kid...he is one of the toughest leaders we have had go through the
program. All of this other noise is incredible naive and a waste of energy.
I can see Covey playing in the pros in a couple of years. He has the potential
to be a nice slot receiver ala the guys that have been great for the Pats and
others over the years. Tough kid. Speedy recovery.
Whit leaned on Covey too much especially after such a short time back from his
mission. It takes a full year to get the mission rust out and back into game
shape. Covey will never say no when called on but clearly Whit disregarded
Covey's health and used him far to often.Covey's heart is
as big as the state of Utah and he will never say no no matter how dinged up he
is and it falls on the coaches to be wiser when they ask him to put his small
body in there play after play after play.
Trigotan: "Has medical science advanced to the point where a player can come
back and be effective the next season?"It has advanced
significantly since the '90s. For ACL-only injury, return to full activity
is typically 6-7 months. If a meniscus is damaged and partially removed,
typically 6-9 month return. If a meniscus is repaired rather than removed,
return is more typically 9+ months.Every case is different, so these
are very general figures, but there's at least a possibility he could be
back in a starting position for 2019 opener.
There is no injury that can affect his heart and competitive spirit. Briton
is a gift.
BC didn’t take a beating from UW in Game 2, he experienced a fluke
injury.But this FACT didn’t prevent the insecure-headcases on
the UW sideline from gloating over it.....Their obsession w/seeing the most
diminutive player on the field experience the most pain in this year’s
games was utterly bizarre.....It certainly didn’t occur w/our kids their
own size.At least BC didn’t give them the satisfaction of
seeing him carted from the field.Go Utes!
Hope you heal quickly and completely Britain. I appreciate your positive outlook
and will say a prayer for a speedy recovery.
Put 100% of the blame on the coaches. Typical Utah. They ride and ride a
player until he is hurt. Covey should be used In the right
situations but not every situation.
@ Uteology - I know that 65TossPowerTrap can be snarky, but he has a point. If
you look at the games vs UW compared to the other games, the Huskies really
abused him physically more than any other team. Covey may have a big heart, but
the laws of physics state that the odds are stacked against him. Not saying
that he should -and absolutely he won't - skip the UW game next year, but
he is facing legitimate long term health risks if he keeps taking hits like
I'm no orthopedic surgeon. It seems like in the past a torn ACL would mean
a guy was out of football completely for a year, and wasn't back to 100%
until the second season after the injury. Jamal Anderson is an example.
Deshaun Watson seemed to return from his torn ACL pretty quickly though. Has
medical science advanced to the point where a player can come back and be
effective the next season? The first game is only 8.5 months away.
65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, IDDec. 11, 2018 3:08 p.m.Covey should
consider skipping the UW game next year. He took a beating this year from the
Huskies.-----So did BYU.Is BYU planning on
not showing up next year?
Godspeed in your rehab.
Good grief man. Let's just keep this guy off the field against UDub from
now on. He's gonna end up in a body cast!
An exciting player to watch when he is not shredding my Cougs! Godspeed and full
recovery BC! Hope Coach Whit and the Utes use your talents better the next 2
I really like this guy and his skill set. I do wish him well and hope he
recovers 100%. Unfortunately, any injury to the meniscus is very hard to recover
from and be 100%.
Happened to be in town the winter of his senior HS basketball season.He wasn't the best basketball player on his team, but he was the most
valuable or most "clutch" on the team. Turned something on
the last 2-3 minutes of the game and led his team to victory.Awesome
Covey should consider skipping the UW game next year. He took a beating this
year from the Huskies.
Love Covey, and I suppose either him or the coaches were trying to spark
something offensively but it was not a smart move to bring it out. The
statistics prove it. The touchback rate is 46.6%. The return rate is 41.4.% Fair
Catch is 8.2%. However, from 2015 to 2018 average resulting field position is
at the 24.5-yard line. You get it at the 25 essentially by not trying. The big
issue is that big returns (greater than 40 yards) happened 1.9% of the time.So you basically, statistically, have nearly a 98% chance to get it at
the 25 with no injuries and a 2% chance to do better than that.With
those odds, as much as Whitt loves his special teams, he should fair catch or
touchback every single time on kickoffs. The reality is the NCAA (who really
doesn't care about player safety anyway) should just have an automatic you
get it at the 25. Plus we would save an extra TV timeout every time!!Britain, wishing you a quick and full recovery. Unfortunate and unnecessary
injury. Hopefully, everyone learns from that.
It's rare to see a great player who is also such a great person. Get well
quick. Go UTES.
I will be praying that this is only a "minor setback and a major
miracle" of a recovery. This is another test of faith and we all
know how Britain aces these tests. See you soon Brit.
Heal up, we'll need you to contend for the 2019 PAC-12 title.
Arrrrghhh, the Utes fair catch kickoffs all year long and the one they try to
bring out ends in tragedy. Covey is such a great player to watch. I wish him a
speedy recovery and guiltily hope he returns next year to play, despite the risk
of further injury.
From BYU fans, get well quickly young man. You may wear the red, but you are
from our backyard and we appreciate what you bring to the game and to the
Praying for you...get well soon! All of us here in Ute Country love you! Go
Best of luck with a speedy recovery. A great player and fun to watch. Even more
important, a great human being. All the best!
Football has lots of irony. In the first game against UW Covey got hit hard
again and again yet didn’t have a major injury. In the championship game
he has a significant injury that was probably from bad field conditions and not
a hit from the opponent.Best of luck on a full and speedy recovery.
Hope this doesn’t impact playing time next season.