The first practice of the season is over for the Washington Huskies (pictured at right is Mason Foster signing an autograph for a young fan after it concluded).
No significant news. The only injuries of any note were Quinton Richardson (back spasms) and Vonzell McDowell (turf toe) who each sat out at times. Neither appeared to be serious, though Richardson was walking slowly off the field afterward. Richardson was replaced in the starting unit by Adam Long.
Also, UW coach Steve Sarkisian revealed after practice that WR Devin Aguilar and McDowell each had surgery for a sports hernia in the off-season.
Also, DEs Kalani Aldrich and Everrette Thompson did not take part in much of the 11-on-11 sessions that concluded practice. But Sarkisian said that is simply part of the plan to ease them in.
Here’s Sarkisian’s quick post-practice assessment of the workout: “I thought our kids played fast, they were competitive. By no means were they perfect, but I liked the energy they brought, and for not having pads on it was relatively physical, which was good. And I thought it was an efficient practice.”
August 9, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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