We just talked to UW center Juan Garcia, who confirmed that he will try to rehab his Lisfranc foot injury without surgery, which under a best case could get him on field field early next fall.
If that doesn't seem to be work over the next four weeks, then he would have surgery, which would mean the end of his UW career, and maybe his football career. He said that if he's well in 2009 and thought he had a reasonable chance in some NFL camp that he will give it a shot. But if not, he said he'll walk away, perhaps becoming a high school coach or working with youth in some other way.
He also says thanks for all the good wishes he has received from teammates, coaches and fans. He said he has visited the get-well Web site the university has established, but that he can't read much because he becomes too emotional.