Washington Football team must ask how many more will fall?

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher /
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher /

The Washington Football team has been impressive in the first four games. But injuries are beginning to pile up. Can the team continue to win through adversity?

The Washington Football team knows something about injuries. The team won the 2016 Pac-12 championship despite losing key players from the defense. Now, the Huskies are in the thick of the hunt while players are sidelined with injuries. The latest to wide receiver Chico McClatcher reemphasizes the importance of depth and coaching the entire roster, top to bottom.

But that leaves us in a precarious spot. Adam Jude of the Seattle Times has done an admirable job keeping track of all the Huskies injuries.  So far, that list keeps growing

Injury Report

Per Jude’s report, the Huskies injury report looks like this:

           Player                     Position               Injury                     Estimated To Return

  • Bryon Murphy       Cornerback         Broken Foot          6-8 weeks
  • Lavon Coleman     Running back     Concussion           next week
  • Andre Baccellia     Wide Receiver    Concussion           next week
  • Chico McClatcher Wide Receiver    Ankle                      8-12 weeks (est.)
  • D.J. Beavers           Linebacker           Achilles Tendon   TBD
  • Drew Sample        Tight End             Injured Leg             TBD

So far, the team has compensated very well.  When Drew Sample fell to injury, Will Dissly showed up huge.  When Lavon Coleman was out for the Colorado game, Myles Gaskin delivered a career high effort.

Eventually, the team injuries begin to cut even more deeply.  In short, the Next Man UP mantra can only deliver so much so quickly.

New week, new challenge

Now, the team must regroup, recover, and refocus.  Thankfully, both Lavon Coleman and Andre Baccellia are anticipated to return this week. And with the team moving into a second week of Pac-12 competition, the more the merrier.

This week, the team travels to Oregon State to take on the Beavers.  Last week, Oregon State traveled to Washington State, only to fall to the Cougars by the score of 52-23.

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So far, the Washington Football team has measured up well to the arduous season.  But the team is not capable of doing so if injuries continue to haunt them throughout the season.  Let’s hope that healthy players make headlines going forward.