Breaking BYU football news: QB Riley Nelson out for season

BYU junior quarterback Riley Nelson will have surgery to repair a shoulder injury suffered Saturday during the Florida State game and will be out the remainder of the 2010 season.

An MRI has revealed the need for surgery on Nelson’s non-throwing shoulder. The anticipated recovery time is 4-5 months.

“We will miss Riley’s leadership, toughness and playmaking ability,” BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “Unfortunately, injuries are part of football. Riley is a great young man and we will look forward to his return.”

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