The Mountain West freshmen of the year QB Brett Smith had surgery Thursday in California to his throwing hand. The University released a simple statement regarding the surgery.
University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen confirmed on Friday that freshman quarterback Brett Smith did undergo surgery on Thursday of this week.
"Brett had surgery Thursday," said Christensen. "The surgery went well, and we expect Brett to be back during spring ball."
The big relief here is that they expect him back for spring ball. Though they don't elaborate on if he will be able to fully participate in spring drills. Right now the Cowboys only have two quarterbacks on the roster. Colby Kirkegaard is the other scholarship QB and he saw limited play time last season. A quick recovery would be ideal so that both quarterbacks can see a maximum number of snaps during spring drills.
Wyoming did sign two quarterbacks as part of their recruiting class but they won't enroll till summer. Right now the loss of Adam Pittser hurts even more as the Cowboys lost some great depth at QB. Pittser transfered to FCS Illinois State this semester. You never know what exactly can happen after a surgery and how it will effect Smith's mechanics. Hopefully the surgery did go well and Smith is able to pick up where he left off. Smith wore gloves on both hands towards the end of the season and it may have been to help with the condition he had with his throwing hand.
Best wishes go out to Smith as well as Sam Stratton during their recovery.. Unfortunately Stratton (knee injury) is expected to miss the entire 2012 season.