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September 27, 2006 at 6:19 PM

Huskies healthy again

There’s been a lot of conversation about why the Huskies are suddenly playing better this year.
One key point gets overlooked a bit — the team has stayed pretty darn healthy.
That’s evident again this week as there were just two players wearing red at practice today (Wednesday) and both were for precautionary reasons — safety C.J. Wallace and linebacker Scott White. Both will play Saturday.
UW suffered no new injuries Saturday and secondary coach J.D. Williams said today that Dashon Goldson may soon be able to play 30 to 40 snaps a game, saying that “hopefully” could come this week against Arizona.
But as I scan the preseason two-deep depth chart, the only players on it not available for health reasons are tight end Robert Lewis, linebacker E.J. Savannah and cornerback Jordan Murchison. Lewis and Savannah should each be back in a week or two.
Better condition, luck and how the team practices likely all play a role. The Huskies typically practice in full pads during the season only on Wednesday which would seem to decrease the odds of an injury.
There was little news out of Montlake today, however. J.R. Hasty is back, but Willingham said little about him other than that “he has to focus on academics.” Willingham said there are no conditions on Hasty’s return to the team other than getting eligible. Hasty will not be allowed to talk to the media until he gets eligible.
Willingham also said the team will have no walk-through at Arizona, pointing out that “we were just there last season, so our guys are pretty familiar with the stadium.”
Today was also the first day of classes and Willingham talked a bit about how that can add another distraction to the team. The good news is that 14 seniors have basically completed their degrees and won’t have to do much class work (they all have to be enrolled in at least one class to be eligible).

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