Adding injury to insult: Mangum’s status still unknown after apparent injury against Utah

Dani Jardine
Tanner Mangum slides during the Cougars’ loss to Utah on Saturday.

Tanner Mangum appeared to limp off the field after failing to convert on fourth down during BYU’s final possession against Utah on Saturday.

While most fans were focused on the fact that the turnover ended the Cougars’ shot at a comeback, that last play could have bigger implications for the rest of the season.

Mangum was scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, and coach Kalani Sitake didn’t elaborate on the junior’s situation at his media availability on Monday.

On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Ty Detmer said he wouldn’t talk about Mangum’s health.

Talk on the street is that Mangum could be out for several weeks with a torn ligament, or potentially the rest of the season if major damage or a break was found.

Even a minor sprain could put Saturday’s game against No. 10 Wisconsin in doubt for him.

The longer everyone goes without an update on his status, the more unlikely it seems that he will play this weekend.

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