We're expected to get an update on Jon Brockman's ankle injury later today, and of course I'll pass it along on the blog as quickly as I hear.
However, nothing looked very encouraging at the arena last night. It's unusual to see the big guy down ... he later said it was the first time he had to be taken out of a game since his freshman season when he suffered a concussion.
Then it was very sobering to see him hobbling out of the arena on crutches.
In between, the Huskies said all the right things. They think -- and hope -- that it's only a sprain, and if so, Brockman vowed to play (see blog post below).
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However, we all know from following sports or from personal experience that sprains aren't nothing. They can certainly keep you out of action -- or limit you -- for more than a week, and that may suddenly be all that remains in the Huskies' season.
The Huskies will return to action Wednesday in in the Pac-10 tournament against California. The teams split two close games during the regular season with Brockman healthy. But the No. 8-seeded Huskies would become underdogs to the No. 9-seeded Bears if Brockman can't go or goes at much less than full strength.
And suddenly that game looms as potentially critical to UW's postseason chances. UW now stands at 16-15. A win Wednesday guarantees them a winning record heading into selection Sunday one week from today.
However, a loss makes the Huskies a .500 team -- and potentially worse, a .500 team without its best player. In that circumstance, even a CBI invitation seems suddenly uncertain.