This week's injury report for the Arizona Wildcats may be the most devastating of any we've seen all year, and it's come at an awful time, as they take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, looking to stay above .500.
Here's a look, and the out list is not good:
Probable: Tyrell Johnson
Jacob Alsadek (concussion)
Freddie Tagaloa (knee)
Nick Wilson (knee)
Derrick Turituri (hip)
Scooby Wright (foot)
Yep, both offensive guards, Arizona's best offensive player, and their two best defensive players will all miss this important Pac-12 South showdown.
So what does this mean? A lot of Zach Hemmila and T.D. Gross(?) playing on the offensive line, along with Cayman Bundage. There could be a situation where Levi Walton gets in at center, with Bundage and Hemmila playing guard. Maybe. Hopefully.
How everything lines up on the offensive line will actually be the most intriguing part of this game now, and how that impacts Anu Solomon, Jerrard Randall, and Jared Baker. It doesn't seem like running up the middle will be a good option, so maybe sweeps to Tyrell Johnson or Jonathan Haden or Samajie Grant? That could work, especially since the tackles or the only healthy ones this week.
Either way, these injuries come at the worst time possible for this team.