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September 11, 2008 at 3:43 PM

A few updates

Had a chance to talk for a little while today with UW coach Lorenzo Romar, and in the interest of trying to get a little more regular activity on the blog, I’ll spread that out over the next few days.
But I’ll start today with some general personnel and activity updates.
First, to give you an idea what happens now, the team will be able on Monday to begin individual workouts
for the NCAA-allowed two hours a week. The team can also do conditioning and other drills with coaches present, but without a ball, for up to eight hours a which total. The entire team will be back by Sunday to begin those workouts, including center Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who spent the last six weeks or so playing with English national team. That will be the schedule until the team holds its first official practice on Oct. 17.
The team will not conduct an Midnight Madness or any similar type event, instead going away for the weekend for a few days or closed, private workouts.
Romar expects that the entire team may be able to participate.
The most in question would be center Artem Wallace, coming off of knee surgery for the injury suffered against Valparaiso.
Romar said Wallace is progressing as scheduled and that “I would imagine by the first day of practice he will be there.”
Romar said Wallace has been able to run sprints, work on the treadmill and is working on cutting. Romar said he will participate in the workouts that start next week “as long as he is in control of his movements, straight-line running, things like that. He can do a decent job at that, he just can’t change direction yet. But he’s coming along nicely.”
Romar also said that freshman forward Tyreese Breshers should be healthy by the time practice starts after having had surgery in the summer to repair a shin injury. There has been some speculation he might redshirt but Romar said Breshers should be ready to go.
‘He’ll be able to start jogging here shortly,” Romar said. “Pretty soon he’ll be doing his rehab. He should be ready by practice. He’s just coming along with his rehab now. It’s almost a routine situation.”
Center Joe Wolfinger took off during some of the off-season to rest his foot, but Romar said he’s “doing fine” now and should be in better shape starting this season than he was last year.
Romar also said Jon Brockman is in great shape after having had ankle surgery in May.
“He appears to me to be as healthy and in as good a condition since he’s been here,” Romar said. “He’s right around 250 (pounds) but it’s pretty much all muscle and lean mass right now.”
More later.

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