It appears any fears of Washington not having its starting quarterback this weekend are unfounded.
Thursday, Steve Sarkisian expressed confidence and/or optimism that Keith Price will be available for Saturday’s game against Cal. Price aggravated a thumb injury in the loss to Arizona State this past weekend, an injury he originally incurred to his throwing hand in the Oct. 5 loss to Stanford.
After not practicing Tuesday or Wednesday, Price returned to practice Thursday. That was enough for the head coach to, at least publicly, express optimism that his starter will be available as the Huskies look to snap a three-game losing streak.
“I’d be surprised if he didn’t play,” the coach said. “We had a plan for [Thursday] of what we wanted to get done on the field and then looking at the film as a staff. So stick to the plan. But just off of first glimpse, real time, I thought he looked really good.”
If Price is unable to take the field, redshirt freshman Cyler Miles would get the call. Miles has seen action in three games this season, completing 5-of-8 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown. He’s also ran the ball seven times for 106 yards, including a 61-yarder in a Week 4 win over Idaho State.