Arizona Wildcats football: LB Hobson home after being released from L.A. hospital

2012-11-04T10:22:00Z 2012-11-04T16:19:26Z Arizona Wildcats football: LB Hobson home after being released from L.A. hospitalBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Wildcats linebacker Hank Hobson is back in Tucson after being released from a Los Angeles hospital this morning. 

Whether he’ll play this week against Colorado, however, remains very much up in the air.

Hobson suffered a neck injury while chasing a play with 12:55 remaining the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 66-10 loss at UCLA. He was strapped to a stretcher and taken off the field and to a local hospital. Following the game, coach Rich Rodriguez said that Hobson had feeling in both his arms and legs — a good sign — but may have to be kept overnight for observation. He was.

Sporting a neck brace, Hobson flew home on a commercial flight this afternoon, arriving around 2. A UA support-staffer traveled with him. 

Hobson was one of three Wildcats hurt in Saturday’s loss. Quarterback Matt Scott went down in the third quarter with an apparent head injury, and did not return. Guard Chris Putton was also removed from the game for precautionary reasons. Arizona (5-4, 2-4) returns home this week to face Colorado, then will take on Utah and Arizona State to end the regular season.

Read more in Monday’s Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 South football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
ASU 6 2 0 0.750 9 2 0 0.818
USC 6 2 0 0.750 7 3 0 0.700
Arizona 6 2 0 0.750 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 5 2 0 0.714 8 2 0 0.800
Utah 4 4 0 0.500 7 4 0 0.636
Colorado 0 8 0 0.000 2 9 0 0.182

Pac-12 North football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Oregon 7 1 0 0.875 10 1 0 0.909
Stanford 4 4 0 0.500 6 5 0 0.545
Cal 3 6 0 0.333 5 6 0 0.455
Oregon State 2 5 0 0.286 5 5 0 0.500
Washington 2 5 0 0.286 6 5 0 0.545
Washington State 2 6 0 0.250 3 8 0 0.273
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