Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson (7) throws the ball down the field in the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah QB Travis Wilson ruled out for rest of 2013 season; career in jeopardy


After what was a promising sophomore season for Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, it appears as if he’ll be watching from the sidelines for the remainder of 2013.

The Utah football program released word on Monday that Wilson suffered a dangerous concussion against Arizona State on November 9th, and that the ailment will sideline him for the rest of the season. However, that fact quickly became less important, as it was later revealed that Wilson’s football career could be finished.

A press release from the school indicates that Wilson has a “pre-existing condition” that apparently makes his concussion that much more dangerous, and that would explain the immediate decision to keep him out for the season. Obviously, this is tragic news for both the program and the young man, as Wilson has shown big-time promise, including over 1,800 passing yards this year.

It’s too early to tell whether Wilson’s career will indeed be cut short, but this is another painful reminder of how dangerous football can be. In this world of discussions surrounding CTE and the NFL, we often forget that this issue affects all levels of football, and we want to wish Travis Wilson well as he moves forward.

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