The Arizona Wildcats are heading to Salt Lake City slightly healthier than they were last week.
Here's a look at the team's official injury report:
QUESTIONABLE: Cam Denson (hip), Terris Jones-Grigsby (ankle), Parker Zellers (ankle)
OUT: Trevor Ermisch (arm), Chase Gorham (abdominal strain), DeAndre' Miller (shoulder), Adonis Smith (concussion)
Other names that should probably be on here but aren't are Tra'Mayne Bondurant and Anu Solomon. Solomon said to head coach Rich Rodriguez during the last game that his ankle was bothering him, and you could see it as he was very tentative to take off and run when he had the opportunity.
Bondurant has been limited as far as actual snaps he's taking during the game, although you may not have noticed since he has a touchdown scored and the enormous forced fumble against Washington over the last two weeks.
"It's frustrating for me, but playing banged up is something I can do," Bondurant explained. "I fight through it, and it hinders me as far as speed on certain plays, and certain plays it tweaks me, but I still go out there and give it my all."
"The last couple of days it's been feeling great," the senior safety said of his knee. "It doesn't really affect me anymore."
Ermisch returned to the special teams coverage squads last week wearing a cast on his arm, and then re-injured that arm, putting him in a sling after the game.
Nick Wilson has put up two-straight 100-yard rushing games, and he'll be the primary running back again this week as Jones-Grigsby struggles to stay healthy this year.
"It is really unfortunate, especially because Terris, he's my boy," Nick Wilson said on Tuesday about Jones-Grigsby's health issues. "It's kind of upsetting seeing it, especially since this is his last year and he's losing playing time due to injuries, which it happens in football. All I can do is hope for the best and hope he's in rehab and getting better."
"It's not like he's depressed or anything about it," Wilson continued. "We joke around with each other. I'm like 'You getting kind of old, you need to stay in rehab more, you need to get in the cold tub cuz you getting kind of old'."
As far as the defense goes, Jarvis McCall seemed to have had his best performance of the season last weekend vs. Washington after Denson had started the previous two games. Utah has had issues with its passing game this year, so the difference between McCall and Denson shouldn't be too noticeable.
The Parker Zellers injury will likely lead to new looks up front, and more snaps for Sani Fuimaono. Fuimaono played easily the most snaps he's had since returning to the program this year. Since the Utes and Devontae Booker are so dangerous on the ground, I would think a lot of packages that have Scooby Wright III and Derrick Turituri on the line are in store for the Wildcat defense.