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BYU QB Wilson (thumb) out 6-8 weeks

Field Level Media

October 01, 2019 at 11:50 am.

BYU starting quarterback Zach Wilson will be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks following surgery on his right (throwing) thumb.

The 6-foot-3, 203-pound sophomore needs an operation to stabilize a fracture in the thumb, according to a report Tuesday from ESPN 960 in Utah.

Wilson has completed 61.7 percent of his passes (108 of 175) for 1,312 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions during the Cougars’ 2-3 start.

He started six games as a true freshman in 2018, completing 65.9 percent of his pass for 1,578 yards with 12 TDs and three picks.

BYU is off this weekend and returns to action on Oct. 12 at South Florida. Based on the timetable, the earliest Wilson could return is the Nov. 23 contest at Massachusetts.

Redshirt freshman Jaren Hall is expected to take over the Cougars’ offense. He has completed 4 of 7 passes for 58 yards this season.