Monday September 21st, 2015

The Arizona Wildcats hope star linebacker Scooby Wright will be able to return from a knee injury for Saturday’s game against UCLA, head coach Rich Rodriguez said, according to Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel. The team will know more later in the week, Rodriguez added.

Wright, a preseason All-America selection, was injured in the first half of Arizona’s season opener against UTSA. SI.com’s Brian Hamilton reported that Wright had a procedure “to clean up a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee.” Hamilton also reported that Wright could return for Pac-12 play, which begins with the UCLA game.

Rodriguez told reporters four days after Wright’s injury that he would miss three or four weeks of action. He has only missed two weeks so far.

Without Wright, the Wildcats defeated Nevada on the road and blew out FCS-level Northern Arizona. After Saturday’s matchup with UCLA, Arizona travels to take on Stanford.

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- Dan Gartland

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