Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Arizona Injury Update: Week 8

The Wildcats quietly had three players injured during Saturday’s game against Cal, but no word yet on the severity or their playing status.

Without a doubt the biggest concern is Mike Thomas, Arizona’s top wide receiver. Thomas left the locker room following the game with a walking boot over on his right foot. Finley of reported that the team told him that he had some tissue swelling around his foot and ankle, and that it was a precaution. The injury appeared to occur before the end of the first half when Thomas was hit coming back for a pass and had to be helped off the field. He returned to play in the second half, and when asked about his probability for Saturday’s match up against USC Thomas said:

Ain't nothing going to stop me, I'm there.

Sound promising, but is still something that will still be in the back of the Cat’s minds.

Thomas’s Season Stats: 42 Rec 569 YDS 4 TD
Against Cal: 6 Rec 104 YDS 1 TD

Also leaving the locker room in a boot was defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu (Ka-nee-ah-lah Too-ee-poo-lo-too in case you were wondering) who had apparently injured his left ankle in the game.

The third Cat to suffer an injury against the Bears was wide receiver Delashaun Dean, who showed signs of a shoulder injury throughout the day Saturday.

Dean’s Season Stats: 30 Rec 310 YDS 2 TD
Against Cal: 2 Rec 21 YDS

There has been no official word whether or not these injuries are going to keep them out of Saturday’s game, but here is hoping that over the week they are back to 100%.