In June of 2015, four playing members of the Utah State football program were injured in a car wreck. Less than a year later, another Aggie sustained critical injuries in a one-car crash. Just a few months after that, yet another USU football player has found himself in similar vehicular circumstances as his teammates.
According to the Deseret News, safety Zach Swenson was injured in a one-car accident last Thursday that also injured a male passenger. The News wrote that “while coming down Logan Canyon, Swenson lost control of a Toyota Tacoma pickup in a curve and hit a rock wall east of the mouth of the canyon.”
The defensive back sustained a broken leg in the wreck and underwent surgery to repair the damage. Swenson is expected to make a full recovery, although it appears he has a long road ahead of him.
“I’ve communicated with him and his father, and I think the surgery went well,” head coach Matt Wells said. “It will be a very, very long recovery, but they think it will be a complete recovery.
“So, we’ll get him back up here soon, but we feel very fortunate that that’s the only thing that happened.”
Swenson is taking a redshirt this season as he recently returned from serving an LDS mission.