Utah did not suffer any season-ending injuries during its Week 9 win over Washington State, coach Kyle Whittingham told reporters on Monday.

The head coach doesn’t often go in-depth on injured Utes unless the situation is season-ending. With questions about the status of Cameron Rising, Dalton Kincaid, Micah Bernard, and several others going forward, a lack of specificity on the injury front was certainly the best kind of news Utah fans could receive Monday.

Rising, Utah’s star quarterback, did not play in the 21-17 win over the Cougars. He was a late, late scratch in the game and was replaced by Bryson Barnes.

“He had a little setback, and it was nothing due to anything he did physically in practice or anything, it was just we had a little setback the day of the game,” Whittingham said. “Cam Rising, as I said before, if he said he can’t play, he can’t play. He’s one of the most competitive players that’s come through here.”

Whittingham was asked if they would have changed anything procedurally in the lead-up to a game and the answer was a resounding no.  “He was right on track to play. Had that been in question, we certainly would have, but we didn’t feel that was a question,” Whittingham said. “And it wasn’t a question until gameday.” Rather, until the team arrived at the stadium.

The coach was understandably coy about what specifically was going on with his quarterback, but Whittingham indicated Rising arrived at the stadium feeling worse than he had in days prior, tried to give it a go in warmups, and then decided he wasn’t going to be able to play.

With another week of rest, could Rising return to the field Saturday against Arizona?

“We hope so,” Whittingham said. “We certainly hope so. Yep.”

He added that Rising is “much further ahead today” than he was last Monday.

On the Tavion Thomas front, Whittingham said “every bit” of the running back’s situation will be handled internally and won’t be discussed with the media. Thomas is the team’s leading rusher, but did not make the trip to Pullman and has seen his role within the gameplan fluctuate throughout the season.

“There’s really nothing to divulge there,” Whittingham said.

Behind Thomas, Utah is also carrying some injury concern with Bernard.

“He got dinged up in the USC game pretty good,” Whittingham said. “Was virtually no practice until a day or two before the game.”

It was reported before the game Bernard would be unavailable. Then he was on the field. He had three touches and, according to Pro Football Focus’ very unofficial snap counts from the game, played just eight total snaps. Jaylon Glover and Ja’Quinden Jackson got the bulk of the workload.

“He wanted to give it a shot and just wasn’t effective,” Whittingham said.

As for Kincaid, if he’s unavailable, Whittingham said Thomas Yassmin and Logan Kendall would fill roles, then Munir McClain.