Both Olsen and Taysom Hill should be fully prepared and healthy to compete during fall camp with a wide open competition set to ensue.
BYU has been cautious with quarterback Taysom Hill during spring practice as he returns from a knee injury suffered last season. Hill is projected to start behind center for the Cougars, but he is being pushed by sophomore signal caller Ammon Olsen. Olsen recently suffered a knee injury as well which could quickly determine BYU's plans at quarterback.
"Coach Bronco Mendenhall said preliminary indications are that Olsen suffered a partial PCL -- not a more serious ACL or MCL -- tear in his left knee," Jeff Call of the Desert News reported.
Said Mendenhall, "Doctors are anticipating that it is not likely to require surgery. It's usually a six-week recovery. That's the early prognosis."
Olsen is set to get an MRI on his knee today to determine the full extent of the injury.
If it's merely an injured PCL and nothing more severe, Olsen should be ready for fall camp and prepared to compete with Hill.
"Right now, it's kind of neck-and-neck," BYU quarterbacks coach Jason Beck told Call. "We're not ready to name a (starter) at this time. But they're both playing well, which is a good situation to be in."