ASU Sun Devils quarterback Manny Wilkins' injury not as serious as feared; could play vs. UCLA

Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 15:32:48-04

It was mostly good news on the injury front for the Arizona State Sun Devils football team Monday.

ASU quarterback Manny Wilkins left late in the first half of last weekend's loss at USC with a nasty-looking leg injury late in the first half. But Sun Devil coach Todd Graham said Wilkins' injury isn't as significant as originally feared.

"The X-rays and all that stuff came back good," Graham said Monday, though he said Wilkins' status for ASU's home game vs. UCLA on Saturday is still up in the air.

"I don't know yet," he said. "The good thing is that it's not going to be for an extended period of time. He's out of his (walking) boot and all that stuff, so we'll see. The good news is it wasn't anything significant."

Wilkins, a redshirt sophomore, led ASU to its first 4-0 start since 2007. He has completed 97 of 149 passes for 1,233 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions this season, and he has rushed for 254 yards and four TDs.

If Wilkins can't go Saturday, redshirt freshman Brady White will make his first collegiate start. White completed 6 of 13 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown in relief on Wilkins at USC.