Justin Veltung's injury is well known — Idaho's top receiver has been battling a turf toe injury since the first scrimmage of fall camp. But Preston Davis' is a recent development, and it will keep him out of the season opener against Bowling Green — a team he starred against two years ago — in the Kibbie Dome on Thursday night (6 p.m.).
Read on for more about the injuries to Idaho's top two receivers and other notes.
Davis, who missed two games last year after an offseason ACL tear, sustained a foot injury Sunday and could be out multiple weeks, coach Robb Akey said. The coach said the injury is not season-ending. Davis was seen after Monday's practice with a boot on his right foot and walking with crutches.
The senior will miss the rematch with Bowling Green after catching the game-winning pass on a two-point conversion in overtime to help the Vandals upend BGSU in the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl.
Akey said he's still hopeful that Veltung will be able to play. But the 5-11 junior has not yet practiced after suffering the toe injury on Aug. 10. Veltung is making progress, Akey said, but the explosive wideout/kick returner is the most likely to miss the opener among the assorted Vandals who were injured in fall camp.
If Veltung can't go, who will replace him and Davis? Mike Scott and Landon Weaver are backups to both on the newly released depth chart. Curiously, Armauni Johnson is not listed. Quarterback Brian Reader also mentioned Marcel Posey as a key replacement.
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