Covey revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday, “Just had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus. I’ll be back before you know it! In the end, minor setbacks turn out to be major miracles! “
Covey suffered the injury during the Pac-12 championship game loss to Washington, but the nature of the injury was not specified.
A torn ACL means Covey will miss the Utes’ Dec. 31 Holiday Bowl against Northwestern and will also sit out spring practice.
The school did not provide a timeline for his expected recovery, but a torn ACL typically requires six to nine months of recovery time.
Covey is a true sophomore this season. He was a freshman in 2015, but left on a two-year mission and didn’t play in 2016 or 2017.
Covey was the Utes’ leader in receptions with 60 and receiving yards with 637. He had twice as many receptions as any other Utah player this season.
Covey also carried the ball 21 times for another 172 yards, and added a pair of touchdown passes.
Covey was also named first-team All-Pac-12 as a return specialist.