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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

January 9, 2015 at 10:01 AM

UW’s John Ross III expected back for spring football after knee surgery

John Ross III, the Huskies’ triple-threat sophomore standout, had surgery this week to repair two meniscus tears in his right knee, an injury initially suffered in September.

Ross tweeted Thursday that the surgery “went well.” He is expected to recovery in time to participate in spring practices, a source told The Seattle Times.

He injured his knee in the Huskies’ victory over Illinois on Sept. 13 and sat out the next week’s game against Georgia State. He did not miss any other games after that and showed few signs of the injury, though UW coach Chris Petersen did acknowledge in November that Ross had been “banged up.”

Ross was UW’s leading receiver when he made a full-time switch to defense in November to help out the Huskies’ depleted secondary. He started the final four games of the season at cornerback and had an interception in the Huskies’ Apple Cup victory at Washington State.

He also had two kickoff returns for a touchdown — both after the knee injury. He had a 100-yard return against UCLA and a 96-yard return a week ago in UW’s Cactus Bowl loss to Oklahoma State.

Ross said last month that he will enter the offseason with the intention of playing both offense and defense for the Huskies again in 2015.

“I’m going to need to have a big offseason,” he told The Times. “I just have to work hard. You never know: I might wake up one morning and say, ‘I want to be a DB. Or I want to be a receiver.’ So you never know. I’m going to work very hard to get bigger, faster, stronger and watch more film.”

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