Ken Niumatalolo paused for effect when the question of what he hoped to get out of Navy’s spring game was posed on Wednesday.
Finally, the coach stated the obvious: “No injuries.”
It would seem he isn’t taking any chancs.
Navy will hold out 20 players from Friday’s final scrimmage of the spring.
That group includes captains Alexander Teich and Jabaree Tuani, who have missed the entirety of spring practice. But there are five other players atop the Mids’ weekly depth chart on that list of nonparticipants, too.
The rundown, courtesy of the academy (*-co-starter):
ILB Max Blue (neck)*
SB Gee Gee Greene (shoulders)
SB Aaron Santiago (right leg)
LT David Sumrall (head)
FB Alexander Teich (left shoulder)
DE Jabaree Tuani (right knee)
WR Brandon Turner (head)
S Brian Blick (right knee)
LG Travis Bridges (right elbow)
G Matt Couch (right knee)
FB Delvin Diggs (right knee)
WR Darin Hess (back)
LB Jonathan Hill (left arm)
LB Jake Juriga (shoulders)
NG Chris Mayes (coach’s decision)
FB Jon McCauley (left foot)
OLB Cody Peterson (left knee)
S Dylon Porlas (right foot)
LB Garrett Sherwood (back)
CB David Wright (left shoulder)