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Utah quarterback Travis Wilson will not play for the remainder of the season. Photo courtesy University of Utah Athletics
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson will not play for the remainder of the season. Photo courtesy University of Utah Athletics

By Steve Breazeale

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson will not suit up for another game this season, and possibly never again for the rest of his career.

According to a report by Lya Wodraska and Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune Monday, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham announced that the sophomore quarterback, and product of San Clemente High School, will be shut down for the remainder of the year after a “pre-existing neurological condition” was discovered during a post-concussion test.

It is believed that Wilson suffered the concussion during the first quarter of the Utes game against Arizona State Universtiy on November 9. Wilson did not accompany the team when they traveled last week to play against Oregon.

Per Wodraska and Jones’ report:

“[He] didn’t really have any symptoms directly after the game or during the game,” Whittingham said during his weekly Monday press conference. “It wasn’t readily apparent that it was a concussion,”

Whittingham said Wilson began suffering a headache the next day.

During the concussion diagnosis process, a pre-existing problem was discovered in an angiogram, Whittingham said.”

Whittingham went on to say that he did not believe the situation was life threatening but would not delve into specifics.

Wilson was having an up and down season in his second year as the Utes full-time starter. He rallied the team to a 4-1 start to the season, highlighted by a win over in-state rival Brigham Young University on September 21.

Wilson and the Utes toppled then-No. 5 Stanford on October 12 before losing three straight to Arizona, USC and Arizona State, respectively.

Wilson started nine games for Utah in 2013, completing 56 percent of his passes for 1,827 yards, 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He had 81 carries for 481 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground.

Sophomore backup quarterback Adam Schulz will start under center for the remainder of the season.

While at San Clemente High, Wilson guided the Tritons to the 2011 CIF-SS Pac-5 Division Championship game.

 

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