(Laramie. Wyoming) – The second day of spring practice for the Wyoming Football team was completed on Thursday with progress being shown at wide receiver, linebacker and running back. But a potential season-ending injury was also sustained on day two of spring drills.
“Day two — we made some progress today,” said head coach Craig Bohl. “We are, however, disappointed in that Anthony Makransky may be done for the year. The indication initially is that he may have a torn achilles tendon, which is a pretty significant injury. We’ll find out a little bit more tomorrow.”
Makransky was the Cowboys primary backup at strong safety last season to fellow junior Marcus Epps. Makransky played significant minutes in Wyoming’s Poinsettia Bowl appearance to end the 2016 season when Epps went out of the game with a concussion.
Bohl went on to say “Some of the positive things I saw out there today were Austin Conway continues to make progress as a wide receiver. We saw some other receivers make plays out there today. It is a good group of players (the receivers). They’re just inexperienced
“Over on defense, I think Logan Wilson is making great strides at the MIKE linebacker position. It is a little bit new for him, but he’s really got good ability, so were pleased with that.
“Also pleased at the running back position. Kellen Overstreet is showing signs that he is getting that movement back, and Nico Evans I think has picked up a step or two.”
Linebacker is one of the areas of the Cowboy defense that was hit hard by graduation with the loss of seniors Lucas Wacha and D.J. May. As the Cowboys completed their second day of spring drills Bohl commented on what he has seen early in the spring from that position group.
Bohl announced that the Cowboys would transition into full pads for the first time for their next practice on Saturday. Saturday’s practice will conclude the first of five weeks of spring drills for the Cowboys.