Huskies receiver John Ross III hasn't done much at practice this spring, which was expected after he underwent relatively minor knee surgery in January.
But he appeared to tweak his knee doing some light running at last Friday's practice, and coach Chris Petersen was non-committal when asked after UW's spring preview whether Ross will be available for fall camp or the start of the season.
Here's how that exchange went:
(Is John Ross OK right now?) “John Ross is not OK right now, or he’d be out there practicing. So that’s all I’ve got for you right now.
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(Do you expect him back for fall camp?) “Don’t know. Get back to you when the doctors look at him again. Still looking at him.”
(Is there a legitimate concern he might not play next season?) “I’ll answer all this stuff when the doctors give us the final, final.”
Ross, who will be a junior in 2015, has been an observer throughout spring, though he did do some light running and practiced catching passes some on the side. He received attention from a trainer after appearing to tweak his knee during UW's practice on April 17, though it didn't appear at the time to be anything serious. A tweet earlier today from Seattle Times reporter Adam Jude indicated that a recent MRI exam on Ross' knee came back clean.
And there's this, for what it's worth: