Two injured Arizona Wildcats will rehabilitate their injuries this week with hopes of playing Saturday against 18th-ranked Stanford.
Center Kyle Quinn and “Bandit” safety Jared Tevis both suffered sprained injuries in last weekend’s 38-35 loss to Oregon State. Tevis rolled his left ankle while covering an incomplete pass in the end zone during the first quarter. He came back for one drive, but was then shut down for the night.
Quinn, the unofficial captain of the Wildcats’ offensive line, went down while pass-blocking in the third quarter and did not return.
Coach Rich Rodriguez offered few details on their conditions during today’s news conference on campus. It’s expected that Matt Scott, who also suffered an ankle injury Saturday, will play; coaches are in wait-and-see mode with the other two. No decisions will be made until Thursday, when the team releases its weekly injury report.
“We have some guys that are beat up, are banged up … we’ll see what happens with them throughout the course of the week, and you’ll get the report on Thursday,” Rodriguez said.
“We’re not a deep team; we’re not really experienced at a lot of positions. Any injuries certainly hurt, like a lot of teams are going through right now. We’re battling through some of that, and hoping that it’ll be a good week for some guys. If it’s not, and we have guys that can’t go, then we’ll put the next guy in and move on.”
Addison Bachman and Patrick Onwuasor replaced Quinn and Tevis, respectively, and received mostly positive reviews from their coaches. Rodriguez said the newcomers “did OK; they were physical, and they got in there.”
“Addison completed pretty well; I think assignment-wise he was really strong. And Peanut — “that’s what we call (Onwuasor); I have no reason why, you’ll have to ask Peanut why we call him Peanut …” — played pretty physical, played pretty well. Jared’s been playing great — Jared’s been playing as great as any safety we’ve had in along time — but Peanut’s come in and done a solid job.”
Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.