The Husky men’s basketball team suffered a blow yesterday despite a much-needed win against Oregon State. It was announced that Jernard Jarreau would have to undergo surgery on his knee and it is estimated that he will miss 4-6 weeks.
Additionally, the Huskies were without Darin Johnson last night with a quadriceps injury although there is some hope he may be back for Oregon on Sunday. Per Percy Allen of the Seattle Times.
The Huskies are also without backup guard Darin Johnson (right quadriceps) on Thursday. He could return Sunday.— Percy Allen (@percyallen) January 16, 2015
In the pregame audio before the Oregon game on Thursday, Lorenzo Romar attempted to mitigate Jarreau’s surgery stating it was the slightest of tears to his knee. It appears to be the same knee in which he tore his ACL last year. According to SI.com, Jarreau left the Washington State game with a limp. Jarreau had surgery on Friday.
Bad news for Washington. Jernard Jarreau will undergo surgery on knee Friday. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks.— Percy Allen (@percyallen) January 16, 2015
In other news from last night, Andrew Andrews did not start against Oregon State due to what Romar called a miscommunication.
Romar said Andrew Andrews didn't start due to a "miscommunication in shootaround." He's expected to start Sunday against Oregon.— Percy Allen (@percyallen) January 16, 2015
If you ask me, it sounds like he was late to shootaround. In Romar’s way, he basically called out Andrews without really doing so. Fortunately, the Huskies stepped up despite a shorter bench. Quevyn Winters and Robert Upshaw started last night. Upshaw had a big night, Winters did not.
Although Jarreau had provided little in terms of offense, his inside presence helped the team. Without him, the Huskies will have to be concerned with foul trouble which could hamper the rotation. One would hope someone like Mike Anderson will step up his game to contribute. Last night was a good start as he had a solid all-around game with 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 36 minutes.
We still haven’t given up on Winters or Donaven Dorsey although both were very shaky during their time on the court last night.
With a road trip to Colorado and Utah next week, it would be great if the Dawgs could get a win against the Oregon Ducks on Sunday.