Arizona LB Scooby Wright's injury not expected to be season-ending

Preliminary reports indicate the injury to Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III is not season-ending, CBS Sports has learned. 

Wright, 2014 CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Year and a unanimous preseason All-America selection, injured his left knee during Thursday night's season opening win over Texas-San Antonio.

He was scheduled for an MRI at approximately 1 p.m. ET on Friday.

“I hate to speculate,” coach Rich Rodriguez said after the game. “He's going to have an MRI tonight. The training staff is very good. Our medical people are going to check his knee out. I don't think it's bad, MCL, ACL, whatever. So we'll see what happens.”

Wright's father told Tuscon News Now that the injury was "not major."

Scooby Wright III hurt his knee Thursday. (USATSI)
Scooby Wright III hurt his knee Thursday. (USATSI)
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Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment... Full Bio

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