SEATTLE (AP) — Washington star running back Chris Polk could be out for a couple of weeks after having an arthroscopic procedure to clean up the meniscus in his knee.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian made the announcement after practice on Thursday. The Huskies open the season Sept. 3 at home against defending FCS national champion Eastern Washington.
Sarkisian didn’t specify which knee or the extent of the procedure done on Polk.
The junior is coming off the second best rushing season in Washington history after rumbling for 1,415 yards and nine touchdowns, with his best performances coming at the end of the season. Polk ran for 284 yards and two touchdowns in an Apple Cup victory over Washington State, then bullied his way for 177 yards on 34 carries in the Huskies’ Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska.