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Jesse Callier, Hau'oli Jamora lost for the season with ACL tears

Steve Sarkisian confirmed in his Tuesday press conference that running back Jesse Callier and defensive end Hau'oli Jamora both have torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their respective knees and will be done for the season.

For Jamora, this will be his second ACL repair on the same knee. He suffered the first injury against Cal last season. Jamora had his surgery on Thursday, and had not been practicing for most of fall camp. It still hurts the Huskies depth. Jamora had been their top pass rusher before the knee injury. There was hope that he was going to be back to his old form again this season.

Callier will have his surgery later after the initial swelling goes down. So that means Bishop Sankey will take over as the starting tailback. True freshman Erich Wilson II and walk-on Willis Wilson have moved up the depth chart. Sarkisian said Callier will get a redshirt for this season. Jamora can't apply for a sixth season till his final year eligibility.

Starting right tackle Ben Riva will see a specialist for broken forearm. He is out indefinitely.  Sarkisian said the plan going forward is to have starting right guard Erik Kohler move over to right tackle. Kohler started every game for the Huskies at right tackle last season. Sophomore James Atoe will be inserted at right guard.

Washington was otherwise relatively healthy coming out of the game, including Keith Price, who took his fair share of hits.

"Oh my good, I feel lovely," he said grinning.