Thursday, October 30, 2003
Starting Washington TB, receiver and guard out for Oregon game
SEATTLE -- Washington won't have starting tailback Rich
Alexis, receiver Charles Frederick and guard Tusi Sa'au when Oregon
Coach Keith Gilbertson said Alexis reinjured a bruised thigh
this week in practice. Alexis, who missed last weekend's 43-23 loss
to USC, is Washington's leading rusher with 566 yards and four
touchdowns in seven games.
Frederick, who ranks second on the team with 39 receptions,
sustained a bruised chest and sprained left shoulder in the first
quarter against the Trojans and didn't return.
"It's not good," Gilbertson said. "I don't think you'll see
him unless he rapidly recovers."
Sa'au has been slowed by back pain, and Gilbertson said his
season could be over.
Kenny James, a redshirt freshman, will start at tailback while
freshman Sonny Shackelford will start for Frederick and redshirt
freshman Clay Walker will start at guard.
Starting cornerback Roc Alexander (shoulder) and reserve Chris
Massey (hernia) didn't play last weekend and are expected to miss
the Oregon game. Sam Cunningham, a junior, will start for