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Chris Polk Injury: Washington Running Back Has Surgery To Repair Meniscus Tear

Washington Huskies running back Chris Polk has undergone surgery to repair a torn knee meniscus. Not too much surrounding the injury had been released as of Thursday, but head coach Steve Sarkisian broke the silence and told the media of the injury.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reported the story over Twitter:

UW practice over. Sarkisian announces Chris Polk had arthroscopic knee surgery knee surgery to repair meniscus tear.

Says Polk may be out a couple weeks and could miss opener against Eastern. But says better to have surgery now than to let it linger.

Again, important to note Sarkisian doesn't think Polk will be out long.

Sark said that "I think he wil be back in no time.'' And that "for the long haul it was the right thing to do'' to have it done now.''

While the loss of Polk will be substantial as the team finishes up fall camp in preparation of the season, the good news is coach Sarkisian does not believe the team will be without the running back for more than a few weeks. More importantly, it sounds like it's a near-guarantee Polk will be healthy and available for the big showdown in Lincoln as the team takes on the Cornhuskers.

Meniscus tears are fairly common these days and they are typically an outpatient procedure. Brief rehab may be required, but nothing serious or strenuous would be demanded of Polk.

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