SEATTLE (AP) - Off to an 0-4 start, the University of Washington football team received some more bad news yesterday when doctors told coach Tyrone Willingham that starting quarterback Jake Locker will be out for up to eight weeks. Locker broke his right thumb in the second quarter of Saturday night's 35-28 loss to the Stanford Cardinal. The star sophomore from Ferndale had surgery yesterday morning to repair the fracture. Willingham says redshirt freshman quarterback Ronnie Fouch will run the Huskies' offense until Locker returns. Willingham announced Locker's initial timetable as being sidelined for six to eight weeks, meaning Locker could be back taking snaps before the end of the season. Six weeks would have Locker available in time for the Huskies' Nov. 15 game against UCLA. A full eight-week recovery would get Locker back in time for the season finale Dec. 6 at California.
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