UW senior quarterback Isaiah Stanback will have surgery on his injured right foot Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Coach Tyrone Willingham made the announcement on his radio show Monday afternoon.
UW trainers indicated this injury was, in layman's terms, a complex midfoot sprain, not a fracture. (It is the same injury that Donnie Mateaki had in the spring of 2005 and he came back and played that year. Former Husky cornerback Derrick Johnson had the same injury and redshirted the entire 2001 season after suffering the injury during spring practice.)
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Stanback's surgery is scheduled for noon Tuesday, and Willingham said the recovery period will be too long for Stanback to retun this season - even if the Huskies manage the two more wins necessary to qualify for a December bowl game.
Stanback was injured in the fourth quarter of UW's Saturday loss to Oregon State.
The Huskies return to action Saturday at California. The starting quarterback will be junior Carl Bonnell of Kent.
Junior Johnny DuRocher of Graham is listed as the new No. 2 on the depth chart.
However, Willingham said earlier today that a decision on removing the redshirt of prized-true-freshman Jake Locker would depend on the best interests of the player and the team.