Hansen out for the rest of the season
Tyler Hansen was hospitalized Saturday night after the Texas Tech game. Upon examination, it was discovered that Hansen had suffered a ruptured spleen. Hansen spent the night in the hospital, and could be there for several more days.
Team athletic trainer Miguel Rueda reported that while the decision to remove Hansen’s spleen has not been made, Hansen “is not out of the woods yet.” Hansen is definitely out for the remainder of the 2010 regular season, but could be sufficiently healed by December should the Buffs qualify for a bowl game.
Another injured starter is linebacker Jon Major. The sophomore injured his knee against Texas Tech, suffering a sprained MCL. Major is the Buffs’ leading tackler on the season, taking over the No. 1 spot after safety Anthony Perkins, who held the distinction until he suffered a season-ending injury against Missouri. There is no word yet as to how long Major will be sidelined.
Other injuries of note … Defensive end Josh Hartigan was listed as questionable with a sprained ankle, but did not play against Texas Tech … Offensive tackle Bryce Givens received his first start of the season against the Red Raiders, but also suffered an ankle injury and did not return … Free safety Travis Sandersfeld, out since being injured against Cal, remains listed as day-to-day, but did not play against Texas Tech … Cornerback Jimmy Smith was listed as questionable after suffering a concussion in the Missouri game, but did play, registering five tackles.
Hansen will be out for the remainder of the 2010 season ….
More on Colorado injuries, including those suffered by Byrce Givens and Jon Major, later today …