Kalani mentioned after the Toledo loss that Zach Wilson could miss “significant time” and now reports are trickling out on the extent of Wilson’s injury.
According to a report from ESPN960’s Ben Criddle, Zach Wilson will miss 6-8 weeks due to surgery on his right thumb. Wilson injured his thumb at the end of the Toledo game after attempting to make a tackle.
SOURCES:— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) October 1, 2019
Zach Wilson will need to have an operating procedure performed on his throwing thumb to stabilize a fracture.
Surgery will be performed locally.
Recovery timetable estimated at 6-8 weeks.
Huge loss for the Cougars.
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The 6-8 week timetable will cause Wilson to miss all or most of the regular season. Six weeks from the Toledo game would be November 9th against Liberty. More realistically, considering the timing of the surgery, November 16th versus Idaho State would be the earliest we would see Wilson back. Games after November 16 include November 23 at UMass and November 30 at San Diego State. If BYU makes a bowl game, they will play in the Hawaii bowl December 24.
If Jaren Hall stays healthy and performs relatively well, BYU may elect to be cautious and hold Wilson out for the remainder of the year. Wilson has played in five games, so a redshirt year is out of the question.
Our first glimpse of Jaren Hall will be October 12 at South Florida.