For the second consecutive day, a UW tailback will be missing from practice.
On Thursday, it was presumed starter Brandon Johnson, with a knee injury. Now it's reserve Brandon Yakaboski, who suffered a shoulder injury yesterday.
Neither is presumed to be serious. Coach Tyrone Willingham said that Johnson should certainly be back by the end of spring and could be back as early as today. (Although, he said that yesterday, too. And another UW source said that Johnson could actually have post-spring surgery to clean up any remaining issues.)
Meanwhile, Yakaboski said he expects to be back by Monday ... although he said he is frustrated by even that because obviously the Johnson injury opened some reps for him. Plus, the team is about to scrimmage, which also could have been a showcase for a young runner trying to make an impression.
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Now that opportunity falls especially to redshirt freshman Willie Griffin. We spoke to him a bit today, and I'll try to get more of that into the Saturday paper.