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Utes lose Wynn to season-ending injury

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Utah had hoped that shutting Jordan Wynn down for a couple of weeks would allow the starting quarterback  to return at some point this month.

Unfortunately for the Utes, that will not be the case for this month, or any remaining other for that matter.

In a release, Utah announced that Wynn will miss the remainder of the 2011 season due to the shoulder injury he suffered in the Oct. 1 game against Washington.  The decision to shelve Wynn for the season was made Monday after the junior underwent a series of medical tests that showed the need for surgery to repair the damage.

That surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder will be performed in the next 10 days.

“Obviously, this is disappointing news for Jordan and the entire team,” said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham in a statement. “Jordan worked incredibly hard to come back from his shoulder surgery last winter and we are confident he will take the same approach with his rehab this time around. The good news is that he is eligible for a redshirt season.”

It is the second season-ending shoulder surgery for Wynn, who had surgery on his right (throwing) arm on Dec. 13, 2010 and missed the Las Vegas Bowl.

Wynn was replaced in the Washington game by Jon Hays, who started this past weekend’s game as well.  The transfer from Nebraska-Omaha is expected to start for the foreseeable future.

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2 Responses to “Utes lose Wynn to season-ending injury”
  1. parkcityute says: Oct 11, 2011 4:42 AM

    Already we have received enough bad news in recent weeks and months and now this. I know this happens in football (and skiing too for that matter) but it is not good. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan. Let’s rally around Jon to help make him feel comfortable and supported because we have some big games coming up.

    Go Utes!

  2. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 11, 2011 9:59 AM

    Maybe they’ll be able to win without Wynn. I know his shoulder was hurt, but he threw like a HS QB. Regardless of the outcome, the kid has a great future….and great hair.

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