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August 19, 2008 12:44 PM

Locker expects to be 100 percent for Oregon

Posted by Bob Condotta

UW quarterback Jake Locker met the media here today in his first comments since returning to the field on Monday.

He said that while he is not yet 100 percent, he has no doubt he will be by Aug. 30, when the Huskies open the season against Oregon.

"I don't expect to be anything less,'' he said.

Locker said he has not had any setbacks in his rehab, heeding the advice of coaches and trainers to be as cautious as possible.

He said the biggest limitation placed on him right now is that he is not yet "opening it up and sprinting.'' He said he doesn't know when that will happen but said he gets closer every day.

Locker pointed out that he did begin doing a lot of throwing late last week and doesn't think he fell behind on timing with receiverse.

Locker said "it was hard'' having to sit and watch for 10 days after injuring his left hamstring but that he also felt "I was able to take a lot from it'' in terms of watching practices and reading the defenses.

As for where he goes from here, he said "I'll be able to work more and more in as the week goes on.''

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