Boise State wide receiver Mitch Burroughs out indefinitely with wrist injury

By Brian Murphy

Boise State senior wide receiver Mitch Burroughs will miss a significant amount of time after injuring his right wrist against Southern Miss, coach Chris Petersen said Monday.

Burroughs, a standout running back at Meridian High, had 12 catches for 124 yards in the Broncos' first five games. The Mountain West preseason special teams player of the year, Burroughs was also the team's starting punt returner. He had three punt returns for minus-3 yards on the year.

Chris Potter will replace Burroughs at punt returner.

"Somebody else is going to have to carry the flag," Petersen said. ".. He's just an awesome kid. He does whatever he can do. He's just exactly what you want in terms of a senior. He just all about the team. He does everything right on and off hte field."

• Listen to Petersen's full press conference here.


Hate to see injuries.....

Φ Live action

looked bad enough. Replay didn't look any better. Hope there are no breaks.

Going to

miss him, hope it's a sprain and that he heals fast. Mitch worked hard to make himself one of the steadiest and most reliable players on the team. Always trusted him on handling those punts, which can get tricky.

too bad mitch..

...but i watched that play unfold and you were open the entire time. if southwick had just thrown the ball when he got the pitch back on the flea flicker (instead of twirling it in his hands, reading the manufacturer, and then checking to see if the laces were done properly) it would have not only been a td but you would have not been hung out to dry causing you to fall awkwardly. football is a fast game with fast receivers. try to keep up.