Arizona Wildcats LB Scooby Wright suffers right foot sprain

Everything went right for Scooby Wright in 2014. This season, nothing's gone the Wright way.

The star Arizona linebacker, just after returning from knee surgery, will be sidelined with a right foot sprain sustained in the Wildcats' 56-30 loss to UCLA on Saturday.

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said Wright will be out for "several weeks."

"If (his foot) was broken, which was a concern, we could have gotten a medical redshirt if we applied for it," Rodriguez said, per azdesertswarm.com. "(Arizona players) Jamar Allah and Anthony Lopez suffered foot sprains in camp, and they returned in a few weeks, and with the way Scooby attacks his rehab, hopefully we'll have him back in a couple of weeks."

Wright made 163 tackles to lead the NCAA last year, with 14 sacks, and won three of the top individual awards in college football: the Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik Awards. He was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and entered his junior year with high expectations. He made only one tackle in Arizona's season opener before a knee injury forced him to undergo surgery for a lateral meniscus repair. He returned Saturday to make seven tackles against the Bruins, but is now dealing with a new injury as Arizona faces Stanford, Oregon State and Colorado in the coming weeks.

The junior is considered one of the top linebackers in the college game.

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