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May
7th

Huskies WR John Ross III out for 2015 season with leg injury

Washington's John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Huskies receiver and kick returner John Ross III, the team’s best returning playmaker, will miss the 2015 season due to a leg injury suffered during spring practices, the UW announced on Thursday afternoon.

Ross had relatively minor knee surgery in January — he also missed the Georgia State game last season with a knee problem — and was mostly a non-participant during UW’s spring practices. But he appeared to tweak his knee doing some light running during a practice on April 17, when he left the field and received attention from the training staff. Read more »

Nov.
18th

Huskies preparing Cyler Miles to start, but Price could still make it

Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) drops to pass against Boise State in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Keith Price (17) drops to pass against Boise State in the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

For the second time this season, Keith Price’s availability for Saturday’s game is unknown as the week begins.

Price injured his right throwing shoulder late in the first half of Washington’s loss to UCLA on Friday, and the inflammation discovered after an MRI exam will keep him out of practice until Thursday.

That’s the key day for Price, who won’t throw a pass until then. If he throws well enough on Thursday to convince UW coach Steve Sarkisian that he can play, then he’ll play. If not, redshirt freshman Cyler Miles will make his first career start.

Sarkisian went into considerable depth when discussing Price’s injury with reporters on Monday. Here’s what he said: Read more »

Nov.
17th

Keith Price won’t throw until Thursday

A Washington spokesperson confirmed Sunday night that UW coach Steve Sarkisian said quarterback Keith Price won’t throw this week until Thursday’s practice. The Huskies will then determine whether he’s healthy enough to play Saturday at Oregon State.

The Seattle Times first reported the news earlier Sunday. Price injured his throwing shoulder late in the second quarter of UW’s 41-31 loss at UCLA on Friday night, and didn’t return for the second half. According to The Times, Sarkisian said an MRI exam of Price’s shoulder revealed “a lot of inflammation.” Read more »

Nov.
15th

X-rays negative on Keith Price’s shoulder, MRI to come

FROM PASADENA — There’s no definitive word yet on the extent of Keith Price’s right shoulder injury. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said afterward that X-rays were negative, and that Price will undergo an MRI exam tomorrow.

For now, the senior quarterback knows that he’s sore — sore enough that he couldn’t throw — and that’s about it.

That much was obvious when Price attempted a warm-up throw on the sidelines shortly after he was injured. Immediately after throwing that warm-up pass, Price turned away and dropped his shoulder, wincing in obvious pain.

He said he knew he wasn’t going to be able to play “pretty much when I threw that pass. I thought I’d be able to fight through the pain. I’ve had plenty of pain. It just so happened to be in my throwing shoulder.” Read more »

Nov.
13th

Lorenzo Romar: Jernard Jarreau ‘hanging in there’ after ACL news

Lorenzo Romar said sophomore Jernard Jarreau is “trying to be brave with it,” but he knows the 6-foot-10 forward is hurting inside after tearing the ACL in his right knee, an injury that will end his season before it really began.

Jarreau will have surgery “pretty shortly,” Romar said. Shawn Kemp Jr. will replace him in the starting lineup.

Romar also said senior forward Perris Blackwell, who missed Sunday’s opener against Seattle with a concussion, will practice Wednesday and will play on Thursday.

Other notes from

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Nov.
10th

UW’s Jernard Jarreau leaves with leg injury

Washington forward Jernard Jarreau left the Huskies’ season opener against Seattle University with a right leg injury fewer than two minutes into the game.

Jarreau stole the ball from Seattle guard Isiah Umipig and drove to the basket, then attempted a layup and crashed to the floor as he landed and began writhing in obvious pain. It was unclear whether Umipig’s defense caused the awkward landing, though Umipig was called for a flagrant foul. No replays were shown in the arena. Read more »

Nov.
6th

Desmond Simmons to undergo arthroscopic surgery on knee

So much for Desmond Simmons playing Sunday against Seattle University. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said after the Huskies’ 95-65 exhibition victory over Central Washington that Simmons, who didn’t play, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will be out until mid-to-late December.

It’s not the first time Simmons has had knee surgery. He underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee prior to his first season at UW. He redshirted that year.

If he returns on the timetable Romar gave, Simmons should be back in time for Pac-12 play.

Oct.
30th

Kasen Williams has successful surgery, out 2-4 months

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said after Wednesday’s practice that receiver Kasen Williams had successful surgery Wednesday on the broken fibula in his left leg, as well as a damaged ligament in his foot.

Sarkisian said he expects Williams to miss somewhere between 2-4 months, though he said a more specific timetable will likely emerge as the healing process takes place.

“They took care of what needed to get taken care of on his leg,” Sarkisian said. “I think it is what it is. We’re probably looking at realistically a couple two, three months before he’s back on the field, which is kind of what we expected. We won’t rush it. We’ll get him completely healthy and get him back going for us.” Read more »