Washington Huskies Lose Three Players to Injuries

Brandon StewartContributor IIJuly 8, 2011

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11:  Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Washington Huskies looks on during the game against the Syracuse Orange on September 11, 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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A depressing day for Husky football.

News broke that redshirt running back Deontae Cooper has reinjured his ACL and will be forced to miss another season of college football.

Cooper apparently re-tore his ACL while running simple conditioning drills. He has already had surgery and is looking at a long road of rehab and conditioning. 

Cooper first tore his ACL in Fall camp last year and was medically redshirted for the 2010 season.

For the Huskies to lose such a promising young athlete twice in two years is downright painful.

I'm afraid the news only gets worse, as two players were forced to retire from football.

Fullback Zach Fogerson, brother of Johri, suffered a concussion during Spring camp and it has still been giving him headaches. 

Fogerson was more than likely to be named the starting fullback this coming season. Most Husky fans believed he was the next Stanley Havili.

The other player who had to hang up his jersey was defensive tackle Chris Robinson, who suffered from chronic knee issues that were re-aggravated during the spring.

On the upside, the Huskies are still stacked at running back and with Chris Polk at the helm, I think we will be just fine.

Hopefully, we get to see a bit of newcomer Bishop Sankey this season, as he will battle for playing time alongside Jesse Callier and Co.