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February 7, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Joel Smith to redshirt

Lorenzo Romar just announced that Joel Smith will redshirt this season.
Romar said Smith came to the decision earlier today.
“He’s not 100 percent and he just felt like when he came back, he wanted to be healthy and 100 percent,” Romar said.
Smith said Tuesday he was only about 70 percent, and with only nine games guaranteed left in the season, there isn’t enough time to get healthy and play.
That means Smith will have two years remaining as a Husky.
Romar said earlier Smith would not redshirt this season, but said today, “We thought he would be back sooner.”
Smith suffered a stress fracture in the off-season and re-injured it in late November.
Romar said he left the final decision up to Smith but also said that as of Wednesday, he would have advised Smith to redshirt.
“There comes a point where I don’t know how much sense it makes [to play],” Romar said.
Smith had yet to be cleared to play medically, but now that’s a moot point.

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