UW Football News: UW Star RB Chris Polk Has Surgery
2011 projects to be a challenging season for the Washington Huskies. They have to break in quarterbacks Keith Price and Nick Montana with Jake Locker gone and overcome a schedule that includes Nebraska, Oregon and Stanford.
The saving grace was supposed to be Washington’s rushing attack – but even that is in question now. Chris Polk emerged last year as the team’s offensive star. The tailback’s 1,415 rushing yards in 2010 were the second-most for one season in team history.
But he had arthroscopic knee surgery a week ago to fix a meniscus injury. He hurt himself during a practice last Wednesday.
Head coach Steve Sarkasian doesn’t seem too worried, claiming that Polk “will be back in no time,” but it’s entirely possible that he’ll miss Week 1.
For now, it appears Callier will get the nod. He’s been working as the No. 1 tailback in practice and reportedly looking very good. He could have a big game in the season opener against Eastern Washington.