Wyoming Cowboys starting quarterback Brett Smith recently underwent surgery to his throwing hand last week:
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."
Good news is that the surgery was a success, but over at Cowboy Altitude they are a little concerned that the release did not say that Smith was fully recovered or if he will be able to fully participate in spring drills. That may be a bit over the top thinking, but since it was not specifically laid out it does leave some doubt.
If for some reason that Smith is unable to fully participate in spring practice that leaves only one other scholarship quarterback on the roster in Colby Kirkegaard. Kirkegaard transferred in over the summer from Phoenix College and played very little in 2011. Adam Pittser transferred from Wyoming and the only other quarterback on the roster for spring ball will be Josh Smith who converted from wide receiver to quarterback last spring.
For Wyoming to take the next step within the Mountain West they need Smith to be fully healthy for spring practice.