BYU football trainer Jeff Hurst said Taysom Hill’s recovery from his detached LCL and broken bone in his leg where that ligament attaches will be quicker and easier than a reconstruction and transplant of a new ligament seen in ACL surgeries.
Speaking after Tuesday’s practice, Hurst said Hill may not be back in time for spring football, but it isn’t unreasonable to see the quarterback make some of spring football practices, albeit in a limited role.
Hurst said Hill will likely have a piece of metal, in the form of screws, staples or a plate, or combination of all three attached to his fracture to aid in the recovery and healing of the injury. ”I’m not sure exactly what that will be but something will be used to help,” he said.
Hurst expects Hill to make a full recovery and regain everything he had before the injury — speed, response time, athletic prowess and strength — which all combine to make him the athlete he has shown in high school and at BYU in the two games he started and helped win.
“His recovery will be quicker than an ACL surgery and he’ll be able to do more in a shorter time. The key, as it is with all athletes, is how he will recover mentally and how it impacts his confidence.
Hill was injured in the closing seconds of the 6-3 win over Utah State last Friday in LaVell Edwards Stadium.