BYU tight end Isaac Rex appears to have surgery on injured leg

Rex injured his right during the Cougars’ win over USC on Saturday

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars tight end Isaac Rex (83) celebrates his touchdown over the Arizona State Sun Devils in the final minutes of the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Isaac Rex is on the mend.

But it looks as if the BYU tight end will be sidelined for a while.

Rex posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed while smiling and giving a thumbs up on his Instagram account Sunday. It would appear the tight end
underwent surgery to repair his right leg, indicating that the injury he suffered in the win over USC will keep him out for some time.

Rex was smiling and giving the thumbs up in the photo he shared.

“Love this team man!” Rex wrote. “So proud of all my brothers. PAC 12 champs baby!! ... Thank you for all the prayers! God is good and I’ll be back on the field in no time! Go Cougs forever!”

Rex came down awkwardly while attempting to catch a touchdown pass in the first half of BYU’s 35-31 victory Saturday over the Trojans. His ankle rolled and appeared to get dislocated.

He was carted off the field and did not return to the game.

Rex had 18 catches for 191 yards and three touchdowns this season.