Monday's WSU Injury Update

WASHINGTON STATE, already hobbled with injuries, added more names to the wounded list after the UCLA game. However, only one of those players -- defensive back Courtney Williams -- is listed as out indefinitely on WSU's medical report released Monday evening.

Still, a number of additional faces will be sitting out some, or all, of this practice week as the No. 25-Cougs prepare to take on Arizona Saturday in Pullman.

Darryl Blunt, Mkristo Bruce, Derrell Hutsona and Loren Langley are all listed, to begin the week, in the "no practice" category. More on their availability could be known as soon as tomorrow when Bill Doba speaks with the media. Cougfan.com will keep you posted with any updates.

DT Aaron Johnson has been upgraded, and will return to limited action this week. The junior was thought to be out for two weeks after injuring his elbow against Oregon, and he still may be, but it would appear the Cougs at least now have a chance to get him back for this Saturday.

Mike Graise could also return, the defensive end having missed the past two games with a hamstring pull.

Wide receiver Chris Jordan could return to action on Saturday pending his progress this week. The senior playmaker had knee surgery late last month.

Jason Hill will also likely don a yellow non-contact jersey during practice this week as he continues to recover from a sprained AC joint suffered against Oregon State.

The WSU Medical Report from Washington State Sports Information:

Out Indefinitely - Fevaea'i Ahmu (9/30 stress fracture, foot), Chris Baltzer (9/20 knee ACL), Joe Eppele (9/7 shoulder surgery), Matt Mullennix (9/6 ACL surgery), Ropati Pitoitua (10/21 MCL sprain), Jason Stripling (shoulder surgery recovery), Courtney Williams (10/28 knee sprain).
No Practice - Darryl Blunt (10/28 continued follow up tests due to not feeling well), Mkristo Bruce (10/28 knee bruise), Derrell Hutsona (10/28 ankle sprain), Loren Langley (10/28 quad strain), Andy Roof (10/21 heel bruise/right ankle sprain).
Limited - Mike Graise (10/14 hamstring strain), Aaron Johnson (10/21 elbow sprain), Chris Jordan (9/22 knee surgery), Ben Woodard (10/7 MCL sprain).

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