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Locker Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Thumb

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington quarterback Jake Locker will be out for up to eight weeks after breaking his right thumb. The Huskies' star was injured Saturday night against Stanford.

Coach Tyrone Willingham says Locker had surgery Monday morning to repair the fracture and that the typical recovery time is between six and eight weeks.

Locker was Washington's best offensive talent, throwing for 512 yards and a touchdown, and running for 180 yards and three scores in the Huskies' first four games. He was injured throwing a block in the second quarter of the Huskies 35-28 loss to Stanford.

Redshirt freshman Ronnie Fouch will be Washington's starting quarterback the rest of the season.