The Washington Huskies have been hit with a major injury that will affect the team on the field in a big way. Star tight endAustin Seferian-Jenkins has suffered a broken pinkie that will keep him out of action for the near future.
“Austin’s going to be out for quite a while,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said, via Bell on the Beat. “He actually has a small fracture in his pinkie there that’s actually going to require surgery. So he’s going to be out for a little … some amount of time.
“He won’t be catching balls here for a little while.”
While “a little while” is not an exact amount of time, it is almost certain that he will not be available when the team opens the season on August 31 against Boise State.
It is possible that Serefian-Jenkins could play with a cast on the injured finger, but it seems highly unlikely that the team would be willing to risk his health and it is almost certain that Serefian-Jenkins will not be willing to damage his hand long-term with his NFL future so bright.
Serefian-Jenkins was finalist last season for the Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end.
Washington will hope to get him back on the field as soon as possible.