Rodriguez: Wright has shot at playing against UCLA

Published: Sep. 21, 2015 at 6:26 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2015 at 7:26 PM MST
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The No. 16 Arizona Wildcats (3-0) may have their defensive star back when they host the ninth-ranked UCLA Bruins (3-0) Saturday afternoon.

Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez spoke during a news conference Monday afternoon and said there is a chance linebacker Scooby Wright could suit up this weekend.

"If he can do a little bit this week, he has a chance," Rodriguez said.

Wright, who hasn't practiced in two weeks, had arthroscopic surgery Sept. 6 to clean up a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. He was injured Sept. 3 early in Arizona's season-opening win over Texas-San Antonio.

Wright, a returning unanimous All-American and multiple award winner as the nation's top defender in 2014, was expected to miss three to four weeks.

Having Wright back in the lineup would be huge for the Wildcats for their biggest game so far this season.

Not only will it be the Pac-12 opener for both teams. But ESPN's College GameDay will be in Tucson for the game, which is set to kick off at 5 p.m.

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