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September 28, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Wednesday practices notes — Fogerson out for year, and walk-ons get scholarships

The Huskies are off the field following their Wednesday practice, and afterward there was a little bit of personnel news — some good, and some bad.

To start with the unfortunate — UW coach Steve Sarkisian said that running back Johri Fogerson will be out for the year with a knee injury suffered against Cal on Saturday.

Sarkisian said that the injury is “essentially where your hamstring connects to your lower leg, so he’s going in for surgery Friday morning, and he’ll be out the reaminder of the season. It’s somewhere around an eighth month recovery.”

He said he hopes Fogerson can get a redshirt year and return as a fifth-year senior in 2012.

That obviously lessens the depth at tailback, especially with Jesse Callier also nursing a hamstring injury that dates to the Nebraska game. Callier was limited today for precautionary reasons but Sarkisian said he should be able to play on Saturday.

“We’re trying to get Jesse 100 percent healthy, he’s just not quite there yet,” Sarkisian said. “I want to make sure he feels good Saturday. I think Bishop (Sankey) is having an excellent week of work again from what he brings. We have those three guys. Then the fourth guy would be Willis Wilson, who’s done a nice job.”
Sarkisian also said there is still no resolution to whether Antavius Sims will be admitted — school began today — saying only “not yet, unfortunately.”

Also, defensive tackle Danny Shelton sat out the end of practice with a foot injury.

“He kind of banged his foot I guess, so we are going to check it out,” Sarkisian said. “It’s pretty sore. He has done it before to his other foot he said. So we don’t’ feel as concerned about it. But anytime a big guy and his feet get involved, you definitely want to take all the proper precautions.”

LB John Timu again was in red and very limited, with Jamaal Kearse taking his snaps with the ones and ready to start if needed.

In happier news, Nate Fellner appeared back to basically full go.

And Sarkisian also announced that six walk-ons have been put on scholarship for this year — punter Kiel Rasp, snapper Brendan Lopez, fullback Jonathan Amosa, receiver/holder William Chandler, running back Cole Sager and tight end Evan Hudson.

“All I think are very deserving and have earned it,” Sarkisian said.

You can see that and more from Sarkisian in the video below:

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