Jernard Jarreau, Washington's 6-foot-10 starting forward, will miss tonight's game against Oregon State with a knee injury, and is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on Friday. He could potentially miss four to six weeks, though a more exact timetable for his return won't be known until after his surgery.
Jarreau left UW's 80-77 loss to Washington State last week with a limp, though coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday that Jarreau would practice with the team that day -- which he did, until his knee bothered him too much to continue full-go -- and would likely be available against Oregon State. He was limited during Monday's practice.
The injury is to Jarreau's right knee. He tore the anterior-cruciate ligament in that knee in the opening minutes of the 2013-14 season opener against Seattle University. Jarreau started UW's first 15 games and is averaging 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game.
The Huskies will also be without sophomore guard Darin Johnson, who has a strained right quadriceps. He is considered day-to-day, and could play on Sunday against Oregon.
Robert Upshaw will make his first start in Jarreau's place.