Washington coach Steve Sarkisian announced via Twitter today that backup quarterback Nick Montana would get the nod against Oregon State this weekend following a knee injury to starting quarterback Keith Price last Saturday.
Price injured his left knee in the third quarter against the Trojans and did not return to the game. An MRI didn’t show any structural damage, but the swelling in Price’s knee hasn’t subsided enough for the QB to be available. Sarkisian said earlier this week he would approach practice as though Montana is the team’s QB against the Beavers while waiting to hear more news on Price.
Yesterday, Sarkisian was coy as to who the starter would be against the Beavers. “You guys won’t know, but I’ll know,” Sarkisian said.
Sarkisian mentioned he would like to try and get Price snaps today. Clearly the sophomore wasn’t ready.
“Need to get Keith Price fully healthy, he has had a great season,” Sarkisian added via Twitter.