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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 22, 2006 at 7:20 PM

Goldson injury becoming concerning?

Washington coach Tyrone Willingham said Tuesday afternoon’s practice was relatively uneventful, apparently with no new injuries.
Afterward, however, he sounded more concerned than he has previously about the high ankle sprain suffered by cornerback Dashon Goldson during a conditioning drill this summer.
“It’s going to take awhile,” Willingham said, adding that it’s possible Goldson won’t be ready for the first game of the season against San Jose State on Sept. 2. He also said that since UW doesn’t have a bye week this year, it could be an injury that impacts Goldson all season.
“They take an amazingly long time to heal,” Willingham said of high ankle sprains.
With Goldson limited, the regular UW starting cornerbacks are Roy Lewis and Matt Fountaine. The backups, Willingham said, are Jordan Murchison and Mesphin Forrester. Forrester is also playing some safety, his original position.
After that, it’s down to true freshman Matt Mosley, who tried several other positions before landing at cornerback. Willingham said he didn’t anticipate moving any player to cornerback, meaning the Huskies are probably going with what they have.
Cornerback was one of the positions Willingham had in mind Tuesday when he said that he was still as optimistic about this season now as he was when fall camp began but that “I’m concerned about our depth in some places.”
Another position of concern is guard. With William Kava sidelined with a flareup of an old knee injury, the backups behind starters Stanley Daniels and Clay Walker are sophomore Casey Bulyca and true freshman Ryan Tolar.
Willingham said DE Greyson Gunheim and WR Cody Ellis are likely out for the San Jose State game.

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