Travis Wilson cleared to play for Utes

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Utes quarterback Travis Wilson, who was diagnosed with a pre-existing brain condition, was cleared by doctors to resume playing this spring.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Sports) - Utah quarterback Travis Wilson, who missed the final three games of the 2013 season after a pre-existing brain condition was discovered, has been cleared by doctors to resume play and will be on the practice fields with his teammates when spring camp starts on March 18.

“Travis’s most recent studies have all been stable, he has been cleared to return to non-contact practice with the team and he will be re-evaluated in July,” said Utah team Dr. David Petron in a statement.

Wilson will be off-limits as far as contact is concerned during spring practice.

Wilson suffered a concussion against Arizona State on November 9th, 2013 but didn’t exhibit any symptoms of a concussion until the following day. The ensuing exams revealed a previous injury to an intracranial artery. The intracranial arteries supply blood to the brain.

"We do not believe it is life threatening," Petron said at the time in the statement. "There is a possibility he could play football in the future if it remains stable. It will be further evaluated with follow-up testing in approximately three months."

After a 4-5 record, Wilson's season was over and many thought so was his career. But Wilson, who has a 7-9 career record as a starter, will be back on the field next month.

Last season Wilson completed 133 of 237 passes for 1,827 yards and 16 touchdowns along with 16 interceptions.






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