Arizona Wildcats quarterback Bryson Beirne, who suffered a sprained right ACL during a scrimmage on Aug. 13, said he is hopeful of being ready to play by the season-opener.
That would be against Northern Arizona on Sept. 3.
“I want to play against NAU, but we’ll see what happens with my knee,” Beirne said after Saturday night’s scrimmage at Arizona Stadium. “Stuff like this you can’t really force.”
Beirne put a general timetable of two to three weeks on his return. So while getting back for the NAU game is on the optimistic end, a return by the start of Pac-12 play — Sept. 17 against Stanford — appears realistic.
“Probably, yes,” he said. “If it takes me that long to get ready … shoot, I hope not.”