After rebounding from missing half of spring practices due to what head coach Ty Willingham called “a failure to live up to the responsibilities of the football team”, Bellevue’s E.J. Savannah has found himself on the sideline again.
Savannah, the Huskies leading tackler a year ago, broke his humerus Saturday in what team officials described as a non-football-related incident.
The Seattle Times reported Savannah injured the humerus, the long bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow, while arm-wrestling.
The Huskies would-be starting outside linebacker could miss two to three months.
That would leave Savannah sidelined for the Huskies Aug. 30 season-opener at Oregon. After Oregon, the Huskies host Brigham Young and Oklahoma.
The injury is just the latest set-back for Savannah at the UW. The junior missed the 2005 season with neck stingers, broke a hand in 2006 that caused him to miss three games, and temporarily lost his starting spot in 2007 due to academic issues before running into more trouble this spring before being reinstated.
During that time, Savannah was replaced by walk-on Joshua Gage, who may replace Savannah come August.
2008 Husky football schedule
8/30/08 at Oregon
9/6/08 vs. BYU
9/13/08 vs. Oklahoma
9/27/08 vs. Stanford
10/4/08 at Arizona
10/18/08 vs. Oregon State
10/12/08 vs. Notre Dame
11/1/08 at USC
11/8/08 vs. Arizona State
11/15/08 vs. UCLA
11/22/08 at WSU
12/06/08 at California
Huskies announce Hall of Fame class
UW announced five new members of its Hall of Fame on May 30. The 2008 class includes football player Blair Bush, women’s tennis coach Mary DeLay, baseball’s Chris Magruder, soccer’s Hope Solo and football’s Mark Stewart.
The class also includes the 1997 IRA national champion men’s varsity eight crew and the NCAA team champion 1997 women’s crew.