It wasn't the scare anybody needed to experience – running back Johri Fogerson laying on the turf at Husky Stadium, moving very little with trainers coming to his aid.
After the team went to an overtime scrimmage in its final period, Fogerson got loose on the first play with the second-team unit, and immediately pulled up right after he crossed the 10-yard line. He went down immediately.
Trainers examined his right foot, and a minute later, he got up and limped off under his own power.
Coach Steve Sarkisian said it was nothing more than a rolled ankle.
"That's why they created tape," Sarkisian said after practice.
The "rolled ankle" injury must have been going around. Right tackle Nick Scott, who had been running with the first-team offense until this morning when redshirt freshman Drew Schaefer was reinstated, was limping around early in the night session. He had rolled his left ankle.
&bull First, other injury updates: Offensive tackle Terence Thomas had a walking boot over his right foot; safeties Victor Aiyewa (head) and Jason Wells (achilles) did not practice, and weren't even in pads; fullback Paul Homer (hamstring) did not practice, instead he ran the stairs of the stadium.
&bull The first part of the night practice looked eerily similar to that of the opening session – with dropped passes by the receivers and bad throws by the quarterbacks, including starter Jake Locker.
But once the UW went to third-down scrimmages late in the evening, something clicked. Locker converted all five of his plays – from third-and-1 (two conversions), third-and-2 (two conversions) and third-and-4 (one conversion).
And when backup Ronnie Fouch converted his first two third downs as well, it strung together seven in a row, until Willie Griffin was stopped on a third-and-2 run.
In the overtime, Locker was sharp and heady. And the first-string offense scored on both occasions – a 16-yard run by Griffin and a 21-yard pass from Locker to Devin Aguilar, who caught it in the left flat and wiggled past a defender en route to the end zone.
&bull First-down offense: 4-of-11, 44 yards.
&bull Third-down offense: 2-2, 41 yards.
&bull Overtime: 1-of-1, 21 yards, TD.
&bull A first for placekicker Erik Folk – he was perfect on his first goals. He went 4-for-4, all from 40 yards out or longer (47, 45, 43, 42). Backup Eric Guttorp made his attempt from 36 yards.
&bull A couple of interesting formations:
1, Tight end Dorson Boyce, who transferred in from Allan Hancock College in California earlier in the summer, ran a few plays with the first-team offense (along with fellow tight end Chris Izbicki, who flanked him).
2, At the start of the third-down offense, Sarkisian paired Chris Polk and Fogerson a few times, and Griffin and Fogerson on another play (something Sarkisian did at USC). Each time, it was the smaller tailback (in this case, Polk and Griffin) who was spread out as receiver.