Utah coach: RB Zack Moss injured knee while climbing into bed

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Utah running back Zack Moss has rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah running back Zack Moss has rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah running back Zack Moss injured his knee last week. The circumstances of that injury are quite unique.

Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said after the team’s win over Oregon Saturday that Moss injured his meniscus in his knee while getting into bed. From the Salt Lake Tribune:

Moss’ meniscus injury stemmed from a pre-existing condition. “It could have been a week ago, a month ago, a year ago,” Whittingham said. “There’s just no way to tell.”

In any case, as Moss was climbing into bed, his knee “locked up on him,” Whittingham said.

Moss has been Utah’s offensive engine. He rushed for 1,092 yards in the team’s first nine games and is likely now out for the remainder of the season. His knee injury came days after QB Tyler Huntley injured his left collarbone in a loss against Arizona State.

Utah still beat the Ducks 32-25 with a backup quarterback and a backup running back. Jason Shelley was 18-of-31 passing for 288 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns while running back Armand Shyne had 26 carries for 174 yards.

Win huge for Utah’s Pac-12 South hopes

Utah may be the favorite in the Pac-12 South. Especially thanks to USC’s loss at home to Cal on Saturday night. The Utes, at 5-3 in the Pac-12, have a half-game lead over Arizona and Arizona State in the division. Both Arizona schools are at 4-3.

Utah finishes the Pac-12 slate with a game at Colorado in Week 12 while Arizona plays Washington State and Arizona State plays Oregon before the Wildcats and Sun Devils square off in the final week.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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