UW football player Colin Porter's career is over
The Washington Huskies announced this week that offensive lineman and 2-year starter Colin Porter's football career is over. This is tragic for the young lineman who had a really promising future.
Porter had been having some slight shoulder issues and the team sent him to have some routine surgery to clean the problematic areas up and get him in even better shape for the upcoming season. Instead, doctors came back with the grim news. He had degenerative arthritis in BOTH shoulders.
The Bothell High School (local guy) star started both his freshman and sophomore years at UW, including all 13 games last year.
Coach Steve Sarkisian said Porter will stay under full scholarship so he can stay at Washington to finish earning his degree in wake of this sad finding.
The Huskies offensive line struggled at times last season, especially protecting Keith Price. Price's knees were banged up and wobbly by mid-season as a partial result of the breakdown in protections at times.
Next season the Huskies were set to have 4 returning lineman with another year of experience and chemistry under their belts. Senio Kelemete was set to be the only casualty on the line.
Now, with Porter's injury, things are getting worse quickly.
Not only that, but Colin Tanigawa tore his ACL last year in a game against Oregon State that may not be healed in time for the start of the 2012 season.
And to add to the issue, Erik Kohler, a projected starter last season, is still bothered with injuries as well. AND he has been practicing with the second team in Spring practices.
The only healthy offensive lineman left on the squad is Drew Schaefer
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