Coach Tyrone Willingham and Carl Bonnell himself both said the junior quarterback should be ready to practice this week and start Saturday at Oregon despite his pre-existing shoulder injury and the new concussion suffered in the weekend loss to Arizona State.
Other injury news wasn’t as good. Safety Jason Wells (knee) is not expected to be ready this week, although Willingham said he expects him back before the end of the season. Willingham said either Mesphin Forrester or Chris Hemphill will likely fill in, because Dashon Goldson is too valuable to shift from cornerback.
Willingham said tailback Kenny James (ankle) is "much closer" to availability.
Linebacker Donald Butler (calf) and tight end Johnie Kirton (illness) are expected to return.
However, fullback/tailback Luke Kravitz (knee) of Olympia is expected to miss "another week or two."
For Oregon, tailback Jonathan Stewart of Lacey suffered a rib/abdominal injury Saturday against Portland State and is listed as day-to-day. Punt returner Andiel Brown (hand) is out with a hand injury. However, starting offensive linemen Josh Tschirgi (ankle) and Geoff Schwartz (back) are expected to return.
Also, UW coaches honored receiver Sonny Shackelford, safety C.J. Wallace, and kicker Michael Braunstein as players of the game against ASU.