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October 12, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Quick press conference notes — Injury updates

The Monday press conference is over and frankly, not a lot of real hard news to pass along.
But here are a few things:
Jake Locker says his back is fine but that he did fall on it and aggravate it and that’s when he was shown on the sidelines getting a larger pad applied to protect the area. UW coach Steve Sarkisian said Locker first injured it against Notre Dame on the play where he was hit and fumbled.
UPDATE, 2:30 — I should also mention that Sarkisian said right at the outset that Nate Williams, D’Andre Goodwin and Johri Fogerson are all expected back this week.
— Sarkisian said Chris Polk should be fine. He said he thought initially the shoulder injury was worse than it is, but that Polk has responded well and should be good to go this week.
— He confirmed that Greg Christine is out for the season having also suffered ankle ligament damage along with the fibula. Nick Wood will take his place with Drew Schaefer and Mykenna Ikehara likely to get longer looks at guard this week to serve as backups (which moves a move inside for Schaefer, who has been listed as a tackle).
Cameron Elisara said he suffered a stinger late in the game and couldn’t return, something he has struggled with in the past. But he said he will be fitted with a neck pad to try to protect him from getting further stingers and that with a week of treatment he should be fine.
— Sarkisian said he has no doubt that the Mason Foster interception was a good call saying “I thought it hit his foot.”
— Locker also said he had watched the replay and thought it was a good call, sahaing “it wouldn’t have bounced that high if it had hit the ground.”
— Sarkisian said Chris Polk will continue as the kickoff returner for this week and that Nate Fellner will enter the week as the starting free safety but that practice will determine who gets the nod Saturday.
— He said there would be no position changes contemplated until the bye in two weeks following the Oregon game — not that there will be any then, but the question was asked in relation to the secondary and Sarkisian said they wouldn’t do that now during a game week.
— He said Jason Wells has a chance to play this week adding depth at safety.
More later.

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