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Wyoming running back Nehemie Kankolongo out four-to-six weeks with arm injury; Cowboys get commitment from Colorado offensive lineman

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Wyoming injury, recruiting updates:

Redshirt sophomore running back Nehemie Kankolongo was pulled out of Saturday’s scrimmage early after injuring an arm. Wyoming coach Dave Christensen said Monday that Kankolongo will be out four to six weeks.

“It’s one that won’t require surgery,” Christensen said.

Kankolongo redshirted last season due to a knee injury. He had been listed as the Cowboys No. 3 running back headed into the fall. He played in five games as freshman, totaling 13 yards on 13 attempts.

KNESTER COMMITS TO COWBOYS: The Cowboys 2013 recruiting class now includes a 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive lineman from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colo. Taylor Knester verbally committed to play football for Wyoming last week, multiple news outlets reported. Knester’s commitment makes him the third player from Colorado in Wyoming’s upcoming recruiting class. His Lakewood team won the Colorado 5-A state championship last fall.

BUMPS AND BRUISES: Beside Kankolongo, who was wearing a sling, four other players wore red jerseys and were limited during Monday’s practice: sophomore cornerback B.J. Hendrix Jr., sophomore defensive tackle Dan Crook, senior wide receiver Chris McNeill and freshman wide receiver Nico Brown.

Christensen said the players were held out to the variety of aches and pains that accompany two-a-day practices.

“Nobody has anything major right now,” Christensen said. “We’ve got a few guys with some nicks but nothing serious.”

Reach reporter Ben Frederickson at ben.frederickson@trib.com. Follow him on Twitter @Ben_Fred.

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