Kasen Williams underwent successful surgery Tuesday after suffering a broken left leg and foot injury, said coach Steve Sarkisian.
The Huskies expect their star receiver will need 2-4 months to recover, which officially ends his junior season.
“Surgery went well,” Sarkisian said. “He’s in good spirits. He’s at home with his parents.
“He’ll probably be out a few months – between 2-4 months roughly. We’ll get a better gauge as it goes. We won’t rush him back. We have plenty of time. And he’s been in this system so he understands it. When he comes back he’ll be fresh, ready to go and he’ll play great football for us.”
Williams is third on the teams in receptions (29) and receiving yards (421 yards) after leading UW in both categories (77 and 878) last season.
At 6-2 and 212 pounds, Williams gave quarterback Keith Price a big target on passing routes. Sarkisian acknowledged freshman Damore’ea Stringfellow (6-3 and 225) could assume Williams’ responsibilities because they have similar size.
However, the Huskies are intrigued with sophomore Marvin Hall (5-10 and 182), who would give them another speedster to pair alongside Jaydon Mickens, Kevin Smith and John Ross.
“Marvin provides us a little different spark,” Sarkisian said. “He’s got great speed. That was evident the other night in a couple of the catches down field and a couple of the punt returns. … When you start putting Marvin, Jaydon and John Ross on the field together that’s a lot of speed out there that can pose a little bit of a different threat than maybe what Kasen and Stringfellow and Austin (Seferian-Jenkins) provide.”