Is Dillon Johnson playing in the National Championship against Michigan?

2023 Pac-12 Championship - Oregon v Washington
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Washington Huskies running back Dillon Johnson went down with a leg injury in the final minutes of the Sugar Bowl against Texas and was carted off the field at the end of the game.

Questions have been lingering since around whether Johnson will be good to go for the National Championship game against Michigan.

Johnson transferred to the University of Washington this year after spending three years at Mississippi State. Johnson's impact for the Huskies got off to a slow start but he swiftly proved to be a key player on Washington's offense.

This was his best season yet as Johnson has rushed for 11,62 yards on 222 attempts for 16 touchdowns. He has also helped a bit in the passing game, catching 22 receptions for 166 yards.

Is Dillon Johnson playing in the National Championship?

Dillon Johnson said in a press interview before the Natty that he has been dealing with a lingering knee issue as well as a foot injury but will be good to go for the game.

Johnson was limited in practice this week but head coach Kalen DeBoer said they don't plan to limit Johnson's role against Michigan but will re-evaluate as the game goes on.

Johnson's presence would certainly be missed had he been forced to sit out for the National Championship game. If Johnson does end up limited, it would allow for more opportunities for backup running backs Will Nixon and Tybo Rogers, who have rushed for 194 yards and one touchdown and 189 yards, respectively.