Washington Huskies Injury Update


During yesterday’s press conference, Coach Sarkisian named six players that would be unavailable for the game against San Diego State.  Here’s a rundown of their statuses and when we can expect them back.

Hau’oli Jamora, DE: After suffering a season ending injury in September of last year, Jamora was expected to be an important piece of the defensive line this season.  Unfortunately, he injured his knee back on August 8th, leading Coach Sark to say he would have arthroscopic surgery to investigate the damage and would be out at least two weeks.  Well, here we are approaching September and he still has not had the surgery.  On Monday, Sark said that Hau’oli would be having surgery on Thursday, but would give no projected time of recovery.  It sounds as though he will be out several weeks, and if the damage is severe, possibly longer.  This injury hurts the Huskies defense, but it does not cripple it.  Here’s to hoping Jamora is back to full health as soon as possible.

Deontae Cooper, HB For the most part, the news of this injury has spread far and wide throughout the fan base, but in case you haven’t heard, Deontae tore his ACL and is done for the season.  This is the third time he has torn a major ligament in his knees, though it is the first time he has hurt his right knee.  Not only did this loss rob the Huskies of a talented football player, it damaged morale to see such a positive, outstanding man experience another setback in his quest to get on the field.  Forever a fighter, Cooper plans to have surgery on Thursday and says he will rehab his injury in an attempt to play next season.

Nate Fellner, LB: Nate played very well in camp with the first team after being switched from safety to linebacker, but broke a bone in his foot in early August, sidelining him for around four weeks.  He will miss the SDSU game, but should be healthy in time for LSU.

James Johnson, WR: A projected starter, Johnson dislocated his wrist on the 16th of August and has not been healthy since.  It sounds like at least four weeks, and probably more like six, before he is back on the field.  Hopefully Kendyl Taylor, the freshman starting in his place, can hold down the fort, but there is no mistaking the fact that Johnson’s presence will be missed.

Jamaal Kearse, LB: Running with the second team at the time, Kearse suffered a stress fracture of his leg the same day James Johnson injured his wrist.  He is also out four to six weeks.

Cooper Pelluer, LB: Seems to still be injured from a shoulder surgery he had in the spring.  There is not a lot of information on his status, probably because he isn’t a key contributor at this point in his Husky career.