Washington football: Huskies WR Kasen Williams could miss rest of year

Huskies' Williams suffers foot injury and could be done

10/29/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Like every year it seems, Washington started the year off hot with four straight wins before losing its last three of four. Although there is plenty of time left to get the wheels back on track, bad things continue to happen to the ailing Huskies. Blog Photo - Washington football: Huskies WR Kasen Williams could miss rest of year

Junior wide receiver Kasen Williams suffered a foot injury against Cal on Saturday and is now expected to miss at least the rest of the 2013 regular season, leaving UW with some questions at the position.

"We know there's a break and a dislocation in his foot," coach Sarkisian said via The News Tribune. "So he's going to be out quite some time. Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with Kasen. He's a great kid. He's already home. I know the guys are all headed over there to see him."

Before getting hurt, Williams had just 29 catches for 321 yards and one touchdown, but don't let his statistics fool you—thanks to his breakout sophomore year (77 rec, 878 yds, 6 TDs), opposing defenses were giving him a much closer look.

This—combined with the Huskies' new up-tempo offense—allowed other members of the receiving core to find success. Jaydon Mickens and Kevin Smith have combined for 75 catches and seven of the Huskies’ 17 touchdowns receptions.

“We’ve got good depth at the position,” Sarkisian said. “We’ll miss [Williams] because he’s a great player but we’ve got good depth.”

It will be interesting to see how opposing defenses prepare for Keith Price and the Washington passing game now that Williams is gone. I'm assuming that with less attention on one player, the Huskies' role players will have to step up in a big way to keep the nation's 24th-ranked pass offense moving.

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