As the Arizona State Sun Devils prepare themselves to take on the explosive offense of the Washington Huskies this weekend, fans should be excited to hear the ASU defensive tackle Jaxon Hood will be making his full return to the field for the first time since straining his hamstring against the Stanford Cardinal.
Hood, who only played about 25 snaps last week against the Colorado Buffaloes, talked about the severity of the hamstring injury:
I couldn’t really walk or sit down or tie my shoe or nothing. I still can’t touch my toe on the left side. This is probably the worst injury I’ve ever had, but you know, that’s a blessing because it’s not a knee, it’s not a tear, it’s not surgical.
For a while I couldn’t really even walk. I was rehabbing about four times a day for three weeks straight, just over and over repetition. It was good to take that green (no-contact) jersey off and get some reps against Colorado. Now I’m just getting the rust off and getting back in the groove of everything (Fox Sports Arizona).
The timing of Hood’s return couldn’t have been better for the Sun Devils. Washington has the nation’s leading rusher in Bishop Sankey, who is averaging a hair under 150 yards per game. Stopping him will be a tall order for Hood and ASU’s All-American Will Sutton.
[Source: Fox Sports Arizona]