Dillon Johnson dealing with foot issue for Washington ahead of Apple Cup
Dillon Johnson is dealing with a foot issue this week after gutting it out in the 22-20 win over Oregon State.
Offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb said Washington’s running back currently has a walking boot on his foot after it was stepped on in the Oregon State game. However, Grubb and coach Kalen DeBoer both said they’re hopeful that Johnson will be able to play in the Apple Cup against Washington State on Saturday.
“He was pretty optimistic yesterday. He felt a lot better,” Grubb said. “Sometimes you get on the plane ride and those things can swell up a little bit, but he’s doing OK. I’m hoping he can make it back. He was a warrior. His foot was killing him, and he was still trying to go.”
Grubb said there was no hesitation about putting Johnson into the game on UW’s final, clinching drive.
Johnson is the only UW player with more than 200 yards on the ground this season. Down the stretch, the run game has become more productive for the Huskies and Johnson’s growing rhythm within the system is a big reason why.
He has 152 carries for 879 yards and 11 touchdowns. In Washington’s four games since Arizona State on Oct. 21, Johnson has run for 533 yards and six touchdowns at 6.4 yards a carry.
UW hosts Washington State at 1 p.m. PT on FOX.