Washington won't disclose injuries

Updated: September 12, 2012, 6:49 PM ET
By Mason Kelley | HuskyNation

SEATTLE -- Washington football players and coaches no longer will comment on injury-related news, coach Steve Sarkisian said Wednesday.

"We're not going to comment on injuries anymore," Sarkisian said. "I'm not, no one in our organization is. It's just a competitive disadvantage for us when other teams don't, and we do, so that's going to be the road we take."

The Huskies are following a trend, joining Pac-12 schools like Oregon, USC, Stanford and Washington State that share similar policies.

Washington is not closing practices, but during sessions that are open, the media has been prohibited from publishing strategy and injury-related news viewed by reporters.

"As a condition of entry to UW football practices, all visitors and members of the media are henceforth prohibited from reporting on strategy or injury-related news observed during practices," the school said in a statement Wednesday. "No players or coaches will have any comments on injuries and any such information."

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