PROVO — Going into BYU wide receiver Ross Apo's freshman season, the coaching staff's plan was to ease him into the offense, and tap into his vast potential.
But fate had another plan.
Just days after making his collegiate debut in last year's season-opening victory over Washington, and before BYU's second game at Air Force, Apo suffered an open dislocation on his left index finger during practice. The injury was so severe that the bone in his finger protruded out of his receivers glove. Apo underwent surgery, and he didn't play the rest of the season.