Jake Locker suffered what is being called a left hamstring strain during practice on Thursday. Coach Tyrone Willingham said his status is day-to-day while awaiting results from an MRI.
Locker said he hurt himself without contact while rolling out on a passing play. He immediately left practice, and redshirt freshman Ronnie Fouch took over for the remainder of practice.
Willingham said he had no reason to beleive that Locker's availablity for the opener Aug. 30 at Eugene should be endangered. Locker also seemed to believe he would be out for a relatively short time.
Yes, he did sustain an injury. It was a hamstring strain. The degreee we do not know. We're monitoring as we go. Our thought process is to just be very cautious and just move forward day to day.
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I kept on a read zone right around the outside and went to turn up and just couldn't do what I nomally did. It's just a little bit sore. … I didn't go down, I just did a little hop and skip and they came to check me out and put a little ice on it.