September 11, 2012 in Sports

Utah QB Wynn calling it quits after 4th injury

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

College Football: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn has decided to end his football career after yet another shoulder injury – and possibly a fourth operation.

Coach Kyle Whittingham made the announcement Monday after he talked to Wynn and Wynn talked to his father.

Whittingham says Wynn decided it was “time to move on” and that he “fought the good fight” after coming back previously from a pair of season-ending shoulder injuries.

Whittingham said further medical tests need to be done but that it’s likely Wynn will need surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder.

Whittingham said senior Jon Hays and freshman Travis Wilson will battle it out this week for the right to start Saturday’s game against No. 25 Brigham Young.

• Injured Tulane player still stable after surgery: It’s still too early to know the long-term effects of the Tulane safety’s spinal injury, said school athletic director Rick Dickson.

Devon Walker was in stable condition Monday, recovering in an intensive-care unit after Sunday’s three-hour surgery to stabilize his spine at St. Francis Hospital in south Tulsa. He was injured in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during Saturday’s game at Tulsa.

Dickson, speaking at a Monday news conference at the hospital, described Walker as “alert and responsive” following his surgery, but said he did not know when Walker could be released.

Dr. Greg Stewart, Tulane’s director of sports medicine, said doctors don’t yet know what the long-term implications and outcomes are going to be for Walker.

• Alabama’s Fowler to undergo knee surgery: Alabama running back Jalston Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Coach Nick Saban said Fowler will undergo surgery on his left knee “and is most likely going to be out for the season.” He didn’t elaborate on the nature of the injury.

Fowler, who was injured in the Western Kentucky game last Saturday, is second on the top-ranked Crimson Tide with 85 yards on 11 carries.

NHL players to challenge lockout

Miscellany: The NHL Players Association intends to challenge a lockout before labor boards in Quebec and Alberta, a move that if successful could force the league to pay players on the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers during a work stoppage.

The sport’s labor contract expires at the end of Saturday and a lockout appears to be certain, which would be the league’s fourth work stoppage since 1992 and first since the 2004-05 season was wiped out.

• Serena: Top junior player shouldn’t be held out: Serena Williams says she’s alarmed by the U.S. Tennis Association’s decision to hold a top junior player out of competition over concerns about her fitness.

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Townsend is the world’s top-ranked girl. The Wall Street Journal first reported last week that the USTA withheld funding her tournament appearances while she focused on getting in better shape.

Townsend played at the Open, winning the junior doubles title and reaching the quarterfinals in singles.

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