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July 14, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Brockman back, more from open gym

Just back from watching Washington’s workout today, which was highlighted by the return of forward Jon Brockman.
It was his first action since surgery on Memorial Day to fix the ankle injury he suffered in the regular season finale at Washington State. I talked with Jon for a while and I’ll have a story on that in tomorrow’s paper and on-line a little later. Cliff’s notes version is that he’s glad to be back and thinks the ankle should be fine now.
I also will have a more detailed report later in this space on my impressions of today’s run, the first time I’ve had a chance to watch some of the newcomers. I’ll try to have that up by sometime tomorrow at the latest.
For now, I will pass along a few quick notes:
Tyreese Breshers continues to sit on the sidelines as he says he is out two months with a shin fracture that he suffered last year at Price High in Los Angeles. In fact, Breshers said he suffered the injury before the season but never told anyone until afterward, not wanting to put in danger his senior year of basketball. He said the two-month diagnosis came once he arrived at UW last week. He said a doctor in LA had told him he could keep playing but Breshers said the persistent pain led him to believe something was wrong. He’s hoping rest will cure the injury but admitted there’s a chance he may have to redshirt. “I’m not sure,” he said. “Me and the coaches haven’t talked about it. I’m just keeping the hopes up.” Breshers said he weighs 254 pounds, down from 264 during his high school season, and has been staying in shape riding a stationary bike while the team plays.
— Among those playing today was former Husky Phil Nelson, who left after last season to transfer to Portland State, where he will be a sophomore this year. Nelson is in town helping coach an AAU team from Portland at the tournament over at Bellevue Community College and decided to take in a run with his former teammates. “We’re still family,” Nelson said. Nelson has recovered from a torn ligament, fracture and bone spur in his foot that likely would have caused him to miss last season even if he hadn’t been forced to sit out for transferring — he said the injury didn’t happen while at UW and was more of an over-use type of thing. He said he’s looking forward to this season at PSU, which will include a return to UW for a game in December, saying his role on the team “will be similar to high school” — he played at McNary High in Oregon.
Artem Wallace is still out recovering from knee surgery and Joe Wolfinger is sitting out games right now to rest his oft-injured foot but everyone else was present.
All for now.

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