UW coach Tyrone Willingham just announced that quarterback Jake Locker seems to be progressing well and could play Saturday when California visits Husky Stadium.
Willingham said Locker will likely be kept out of the Huskies' light practice this afternoon, but his health will be reassessed Wednesday morning, and he could return to the practice field then.
Then we talked to Jake, and he said he also hopes he will be able to play.
However -- and keeping in mind that I am as far from being a doctor as it is possible for a human to be -- he sure looked stiff, and in this non-doctor's mind, I just can't imagine him playing Saturday.
If he doesn't, Carl Bonnell will start. And Willingham said the No. 2 would be Ronnie Fouch, a true freshman who hasn't played yet this season and until now seemed destined to redshirt.
Finally, Locker said that even after the injury, he doesn't envision himself running out of bounds to avoid future hits.
And even more finally, he said he isn't rethinking a career in baseball.