At some point before the calendar flips from June to July, Utah should know whether or not it will have its starting quarterback moving forward.
A concussion — technically, an intracranial artery injury — sidelined Travis Wilson for the last three games of the 2013 season and led to questions as to whether he would ever play the game again. Wilson, though, was cleared to participate in spring practice, albeit in non-contact mode only.
A couple of months later, the timetable on a decision as to whether Wilson will be able to continue his playing career has been bumped up from next month to the current one. What that medical decision will be, though, remains the great unknown, even as Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham comes off as guardedly optimistic.
“It’s been moved up,” Whittingham told the Deseret News when asked about when a decision on Wilson will be made by the doctors. “We’re hoping by the end of June that we have a definite thumbs up. …
“I’m not a doctor. I’m just being very optimistic, hoping and expecting for the best.”
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, and owns a below-.500 record (7-9) as a starting quarterback with the Utes.