The Washington Huskies have looked impressive in all four of their victories so far this season. Say what you will about the competition they’ve faced to this point, but the offense has looked explosive and capable of scoring on any defense in the country. Their chances of being able to do that took a hit after the injury to Chico McClatcher.
The dynamic wide-reciever broke his left ankle in a dominant Huskies performance against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. Washington coach Chris Petersen confirmed to the Seattle Times that the injury will sideline the receiver for the rest of season.
“I just feel really bad — we all do — for Chico. That’s hard,” Petersen said. “Guys are playing well, and have worked so hard — but that’s part of football.
McClatcher thanked fans for their continued support after the injury, and appeared encouraged that this injury will only be a minor setback.
Thank you Husky nation for the love and support! It's all in Gods plan for me. My dawgs will continue to eat!😈#MinorSetbackForAMajorComeback
— CheekTheSneak (@ChicoMcClatcher) September 24, 2017
McClatcher didn’t play against Fresno State in week three, so the possibility of him receiving a medical redshirt is still on the table. That appears to be an option that Washington is interested in exploring.
The Huskies are ranked sixth in the country after this weekend, but their most challenging opponents await them. They face Oregon State next week, with Cal, UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon all remaining as well.
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