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April 18, 2008 4:51 PM

Garcia injured

Posted by Bob Condotta

After I had just filed the previous report, a UW spokesman walked into the media room and passed along word that center Juan Garcia suffered a leg injury of undisclosed origin at the beginning of today's scrimmage.

Garcia was down for roughly 10 minutes and then taken off on a cart with his entire left leg in an air cast.

He was apparently injured during a short-yardage drill on a run up the middle while caught in a cluster of players.

Again, the severity and nature of the injury is unknown as he was being taken to be evaluated.

Garcia is obviously a huge part of the team, however, and any serious injury would be a big blow to the Huskies. He has been the starting center the past two years and was a team captain last season. He decided to return for this season, his sixth year of eligiblity, after briefly contemplating leaving to play professionally.

He was granted a sixth year of eligibility after he missed the entire 2004 and 2005 seasons with injuries.

In April 2004 during a spring practice, Garcia suffered a broken fibula and a dislocated ankle in the same left leg he apparently hurt today, causing him to miss that season. He then suffered a shoulder injury that caused him to miss the 2005 season.

If we get more information I will pass it along as quickly as I can, but given that it's Friday night leading into a weekend it is unclear if, or when, we will know more.

UPDATE --- GARCIA ADDED TO WATCH LIST --- A UW spokesman also just told us that Garia has been added to the Outland Trophy Watch List. I wrote in a post earlier today (you can find below) about the fact he wasn't included and that maybe it was because he was listed as a senior last season. That was apparently the case, and the committee decided today to add his name to the list.

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