While the severity of the injury is still unknown, Washington may be forced to deal with the loss of a starting member of their defense for a significant period of time, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting.
Senior Quinton Richardson sustained what’s currently being described as a lower-leg injury during practice Saturday night. What’s unclear is if the injury is a sprain or an injury to a bone in that area.
“He’s getting X-rays,” UW coach Steve Sarkisian said. “We can’t quite tell if it’s a high ankle sprain or if it has something to do with the bone. But he was obviously in pain.
“It looked more like [freshman wide receiver] Kasen [Williams] landed on top of him so I don’t know exactly if his foot was under him or not. Sometimes a knee right on the shin bone can cause a pretty good bruising there, or worse for that matter, so I don’t know. They kind of just landed at the same time. But it’s definitely a lower-leg injury, it’s not up in the knee region which is a good thing.”
Richardson started all 13 games in 2010, and has started 30 games total during his career with the Huskies.
If Richardson’s injury is significant enough to sideline him for the start of the season, Condotta notes that Greg Ducre and Anthony Gobern would be in line to take over the starting job, although the former may have the inside track as he’s the No. 3 corner.