The Washington Huskies, who broke a three game losing streak with a 41-17 victory over the California Golden Bears Saturday, got bad news Wednesday.
Wide receiver Kasen Williams suffered a broken leg and will be out for two-to-four months.
“It was just an odd play where the defensive back landed right on the back of his leg,” Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian told Percy Allen of the Seattle Times. “All the force caused a break in the leg and then the injury to the foot.”
The 6’2, 212 lb. junior out of Sammamish, Washington has 29 receptions for 421 yards and a touchdown this season. In his career, Williams has 142 receptions for 1,726 yards and 13 touchdowns, including a 77-reception season in 2012.
Clearly, this is a big loss for the Huskies and it will take a group effort to replace him.
“This is a great opportunity to expand Jaydon (Mickens’) role, to expand John Ross’ role (and) for Damore’ea Stringfellow to try to take the next step,” Sarkisian said. “I think what we saw with Marvin Hall in the punt return game (he) has an opportunity to do some special things for us.
The Huskies have a bye this week. They’ll next be in action when they host the Colorado Buffaloes on November 9.