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Jason Wells out with torn Achilles tendon

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According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times safety Jason Wells will miss the spring with a torn Achilles tendon.

The most noteworthy thing actually wasn't any of the former UW players getting timed, by pro scouts but the sight of safety Jason Wells on crutches --- a number of current UW players came to support their teammates and see what Pro Day is all about. The safety said he suffered a torn Achilles (his right) in a recent workout and will miss spring practice.

He said through a spokesman that he hopes to be ready for the start of fall camp in August. Wells sat out last season as a redshirt to rehab a knee injury suffered in 2007 and it was hoped that he would return healthy and compete to regain a spot as a starting safety.

This is a big loss because when Wells is healthy he is one of Washington's top three players on defense. A blown knee that forced a RS season last year and now a torn Achilles? This isn't good news. Expecting him to come back from that and be ready for fall camp is more than a little optimistic.

On the bright side if Willingham was coach we wouldn't have known about this till the start of Spring practice and even then it would be doubtful if he would comment on it.

Just another example of the lowering of the Purple Curtain at Montlake.