BYU loses QB to shoulder injury

BYU says quarterback Riley Nelson is done for the season because

of an injury to his right shoulder.

Coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a release Tuesday that Nelson

will need surgery on his non-throwing shoulder and be out four to

five months. Nelson injured his shoulder in BYU’s 34-10 loss at

Florida State.

Nelson started the first three games this season and shared time

with freshman Jake Heaps, who is now the Cougars’ most experienced


Nelson says he’s getting the injury taken care of as soon as

possible and getting moving on his recovery.

BYU (1-2) is at home Saturday against Nevada.