The Washington State Cougars are still coming off the high of beating the Arizona State Sun Devils last week, but also came out of it a bit banged up, with a couple of key players possibly out this Saturday against the Utah Utes.
According to Vince Grippi at The Spokesman-Review, wide receiver Marquess Wilson (hip) and safety Deone Bucannon (ankle) were on the sideline for most of practice this week, though Wilson returned to practice Thursday, running with the starters towards the end of the game-planning session. Bucannon did some work with the ones on defense, but both are considered questionable for Saturday. Cornerback Daniel Simmons (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday as well.
Right tackle Dan Spitz rolled his ankle again in Wednesday practice, and showed up in a walking boot Thursday and didn't participate. His ankle has been an issue since taking over for Wade Jacobson and may require postseason surgery. He hasn't missed a game yet, so we'll have to wait and see if he plays Saturday. If not, redshirt freshman Jake Rodgers will get his first start.
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