Utah got some good news as it was announced that quarterback Travis Wilson has been cleared to participate in spring practice, the Salt Lake City Tribune tweeted on Monday night.
Wilson was lost for the season last November after suffering a concussion against Arizona State. Tests afterward indicated that the true sophomore’s career might be in jeopardy due to damage to an intracranial artery.
Follow up tests taken this past week indicate he’s got a chance for a comeback.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Wilson will not be allowed in contact drills, but Utah quarterbacks don’t get hit anyway, according to the SLC Tribune report.
Utah confirmed the report via Twitter later on Monday:
Wilson has started 16 games the past two seasons: the last seven of his true freshman season in 2012 and the first nine last season. He’s thrown 23 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in his career.
Make no mistake: This is great news all around for the Utes and for Wilson, who has the potential to be a very good Pac-12 quarterback if he can manage to stay healthy.