It went from bad to almost worse at the end of UW’s evening practice Wednesday inside Husky Stadium.
First, sophomore Cory Littleton was taken in a cart from the trainers’ tent on the sideline off the field, presumably toward a trainers’ room/locker room. Littleton’s leg leg was elevated as he was driven away. If serious, the injury could be the most significant blow yet for the Huskies in training camp. Littleton had come on strong lately as a candidate to start at rush-end.
A few minutes later, during an 11-on-11 goal-line drill, 327-pound DT Danny Shelton knocked down Keith Price (wearing a no-contact yellow jersey) on a quarterback keeper; Shelton appeared to knock his helmet into Price’s right knee. Price popped right up and appeared to be OK, but coach Steve Sarkisian — standing in the middle of the field at about the 20-yard line — threw off his visor and fell onto his back in disgust.
Practice ended immediately. Sarkisian quickly left the field and said no one would be available for interviews.
UPDATE: Bumped into (not literally) Price in the parking lot on the way out. “Oh yeah, I’m all good. All good,” he said.
— TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, wearing a fitted wrap around his fractured right pinkie, suited up but did not participate in any team drills.
— True freshman John Ross took most of the first-team reps as the slot receiver. Jaydon Mickens was mostly running with the No. 2 offense.
— Price hit Ross in stride for a 55-yard touchdown down the middle of the field during a situational scrimmage.
— There was a lot of red-zone work today. LB Jamaal Kearse intercepted a Cyler Miles pass in the flat at the 3-yard line and began what would’ve been a 97-yard touchdown return (the whistle blew to end the drill on that play).
— Miles had one of the better throws of the day to find WR DiAndre Campbell one the left side of the end zone, just over the outstretched arm of the defensive back.
— Freshman Cameron Van Winkle made one of three long field-goal attempts, connecting from 48 yards. Senior Travis Coons missed his five attempts in distances from 44 to 60 yards.
— One day after getting a fairly heavy workload in Tuesday’s scrimmage, RB Deonate Cooper suited up but did not participate in the evening practice. No real cause for alarm, though. He appeared upbeat, as usual, on the sideline.
— CB Marcus Peters (knee) again suited up but did not participate in team drills.
— OL Erik Kohler remains in a boot.