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Jake Locker Dealing With Thigh Bruise

Besides dealing with a cold that left him gasping for air last Saturday against the Arizona State Sun Devils, Washington quarterback Jake Locker is also receiving treatment from a thigh bruise that inhibits his mobility. With Locker's legs one of the biggest weapons in the Husky offense, Locker sat out during team drills yesterday in an effort to recovery from both the cold and thigh bruise.

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta says Locker is optimistic about the injury and his chances of starting this Saturday.

Jake Locker says after practice he's on the way to recovery and will be fine Saturday. Says quad bruise nowhere near as bad as last year's.less than a minute ago via web

As Condotta says, Locker had the same injury last year, suffering a thigh bruise at the hands of Oregon. The injury severely limited his mobility and forced Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian to change the game-plan because of it.

Though he will likely play, it remains to be seen whether Sarkisian will have to limit Locker's running against Oregon State this week.

We'll know more on Locker and his participation in practice later today.