The Huskies received some devastating news today when Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reported that senior left tackle Trey Adams will miss the majority of the 2018 season with a back injury, according to the Seattle Times’s Adam Jude. Jude also reported that Adams may miss the entire 2018 season and that the senior from Wenatchee, Washington would be open to returning for a fifth season if he were to miss the majority of this season.
Head coach Chris Petersen seemed frustrated with the report when asked about Adam’s status at his weekly press conference, saying “You guys tell me. You’ve got all the answers. That’s really frustrating to us.” He did not confirm or deny the report.
This news is particularly disappointing for Adams after working his way back from tearing his ACL against Arizona State last season. Adams was projected as a potential first round pick this season if he were able to prove to NFL scouts that he was back to full health. It’s possible that an NFL front office may spend a draft pick on Adam’s next spring if he were able to demonstrate that he had fully recovered from both his ACL tear as well as this back injury, but it’s hard not to think that this news will dramatically hurt his draft stock.
Huskies fans can expect Junior Jared Hilbers to take over full-time for Adams at left tackle. The junior from Beaverton, Oregon took every snap at left tackle against Auburn and was listed as the first string left tackle on the week two depth chart that was released earlier today.
You can expect more analysis of this breaking news story from the UWDP team as it develops.