Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that All-American candidate tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a fractured right pinkie which will require surgery. Seferian-Jenkins will be out an indefinite amount of time.
“Austin’s going to be out for quite a while,” Sarkisian said. “He’ll be out for an amount of time. He came out with a good attitude and he’s doing all the conditioning work and all the fundamental stuff from a footwork standpoint. But, he won’t be catching balls here for a little while.”
When asked if it would be weeks or months before Seferian-Jenkins’ return, Sarkisian said he didn’t know.
“I’m hoping it would be days, but I really don’t know.”
Sarkisian said he would know more by the end of the week.
Seferian-Jenkins left Monday night’s practice toward the end before returning. Tuesday, he did not participate in any portion of practice, which was largely a scrimmage. He would high-five teammates with his left hand as they came off. He wasn’t wearing any protection on his right (UPDATE: he had a light gauze wrap on his pinkie and ring finger).