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Punter Will Mahan, Tailback Johri Fogerson Injured

The injury bug hit UW in practice yesterday, with punter Will Mahan suffering a knee injury and backup tailback Johri Fogerson sitting out with a sore hamstring.

The Seattle Times’ Mason Kelley passes on the practice notes in his story about the UW defense..

Senior punter Will Mahan suffered a left knee sprain during Tuesday’s practice. The injury happened when a teammate rolled into the back of his knee.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why teams should not practice punt protection at full-speed using the starting punter. A scout-team player got to Mahan and took him down on a punt, accidentally injuring him in the process. If the punter is going to get injured, at least have it happen in a game, where the hit will be penalized and it actually matters.

No word yet on how serious Mahan’s injury is, but if he can’t go, walk-on junior Kiel Rasp will take-over against the Orange.

For more on the Huskies, check out SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound.