Arizona's Wright goes down with knee injury in season opener
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright injured his left knee in the 22nd-ranked Wildcats' opener against UTSA on Thursday night and did not return.
Wright was injured in the first quarter and went to the sideline to have his knee worked on by Arizona's trainer. The junior tried to return later in the quarter, but came off again to be attended to by the trainer. He remained on the bench with his knee wrapped in ice and returned in the second half in street clothes, walking with a cane to support his left leg.
A former two-star recruit, Wright swept the Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award and the Bednarik Award as the nation's top defender last season. He also was the Pac-12 defensive player of the year and a consensus All-American.