Fresno State Football

Fresno State football: RB Kurt Scoby 'easing into classes' after concussion

Fresno State running back Kurt Scoby continues to make progress coming back from a severe concussion suffered Aug. 9 in the first scrimmage in fall camp, but the Bulldogs are not any closer to putting a timetable on a possible return this season.

The freshman from Duarte has been out at practice and this week started classes after missing the first two days of the fall semester.

"This was a very serious concussion, the likes of which we haven't had since we've been here, so our doctors understandably want to be very cautious," coach Tim DeRuyter said.

"The protocol this week is he's easing into classes. We're going to be very cautious with him and as soon as he gets cleared we'll have a step-by-step process on getting him back acclimated. The nice thing is we do have some depth at that position. We'd love to have him here, but we're not going to jeopardize his health at all by trying to push him. We want to get him back into normal everyday life and then get him back into football. We're still looking at a few weeks at the earliest."

Scoby had played well in camp before his injury and had a nice kickoff return and a 68-yard run in the scrimmage before he was injured on a run near the goal line.

The Bulldogs open the season Saturday at USC and Mountain West play on Sept. 26 at New Mexico, and Scoby will likely redshirt this season if not cleared by the conference opener.