Washington WR/DB John Ross III will unfortunately have to miss the the upcoming 2105 season after suffering a serious leg injury during spring practice.
More from the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com):
Washington announced Ross’ injury Thursday. Ross, a sophomore last fall, had minor knee surgery following the 2014 season but suffered a leg injury doing light work on the side during spring drills. The school did not specify the nature of Ross’ injury.
The loss of Ross takes away possibly Washington’s most dynamic playmaker. Ross had only 17 catches last season but caught four touchdowns and averaged more than 21 yards per reception. Ross also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and has three kickoff returns for scores in his two seasons, with a few others called back by penalties.
For his work on special teams, Ross III was named honorable mention all-Pac-12 last season.
The Huskies are coming an 8-6 campaign (4-5 in the Pac-12), while losing to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl. Washington just saw three of their players (Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters and Shaq Thompson) get drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, with another (Hau’oli Kikaha) getting drafted in the second round.
Washington will open their 2015 season on the road at Boise State, with the game set for Friday, September 4.