Washington starting linebacker E. J. Savannah has suffered a broken left arm, which could keep him out of action for two or three months, school officials confirmed today.
Savannah, who led the Huskies with 111 tackles last season, broke the humerus bone of his left arm on Saturday in what is being described as a non-football related incident. One unconfirmed report says that Savannah was arm-wrestling when the injury occurred.
Savannah was held out for the first half of spring practice after missing some offseason workouts. However, he is considered a key component of Washington's revamped defense under new defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.
The Huskies begin the season on Aug. 30 at Oregon and open their home season Sept. 6 against Brigham Young.