UW quarterback Jake Locker has a hamstring strain, his father said, which will keep him out of practice for at least few days.
However, Scott Locker said that his son might be ready to return by the end of next week and that he seems certain to be ready for the Aug. 30 opener at Oregon.
"The medical staff) just said just a minor strain there on the outside of his leg," Scott Locker said, noting that the terms strain, sprain and even tear are almost interchangable. "They can't really give me a time frame because they said it depends on how it will heal. But they said it wouldn't be too long and he'll be back and ready to go.
"It wasn't to the back side of his hamstring, they said it was more to the side of the leg, and they said that would be a quicker heal for him. They said if you're going to have it happen, that might be one of the better places for it.
"They said there's a chance (he can practice next week). They said it's a wait and see kind of deal. I have little doubt that he'll be on the field at Oregon.
"(Jake) said it's not really all that painful, but they've got him pretty wrapped up. I saw him this morning and it looked like he was limping pretty good, but they've got him wrapped so tight because they want to keep it immobilized."
UW acting athletic director Scott Woodward wouldn't discuss the results of Locker's MRI test (nor would coach Tyrone Willingham, as you can see in the post below). But Woodward assured that Locker is receiving the best care, which is expected to return him to health by the opener.
"He'll be ready to play for Oregon," Woodward said. "He'll get the best medical care in America from the best training staff in America."
Other Saturday notes:
The Huskies practiced before and after the Picture Day festivities, marking their first two-a-day practices of fall camp. The Huskies are off today but will continue with two-a-days roughly every other day for the remaining two weeks leading up to Oregon game week.
Willingham said sophomore Brandon Johnson, the team's top returning tailback, was "a little bit slower than we thought" during the morning drills due to lingering affects of a knee injury.
Willingham also reported that Byron Davenport was limited by what he called a "foot/ankle" injury.
Willingham also said that center Juan Garcia took part in contact drills and is "slowly progressing back" from the foot injury that once seemed to threaten his career.