Kalen DeBoer updates status of Jalen McMillan after exiting Michigan State win
Kalen DeBoer does not expect the injury Jalen McMillan sustained late in the first half of Saturday’s 41-7 win over Michigan State to be serious.
“He’ll be good for next week,” the UW head coach said, per The Seattle Times’ Mike Vorel.
McMillan landed awkwardly on the sideline after a leaping catch in the second quarter. UW took over at its 34 with 41 seconds on the clock, leading 28-0, and wanted to get another score before the break.
The versatile receiver began the drive with a 2-yard carry, then brought in a 34-yard pass from quarterback Michael Penix Jr. down the left sideline. When he went up to snag the ball, it looked as though his leg was caught on the MSU defender on the way back down, and he came up grabbing around his knee.
It’s unclear what the issue was, but McMillan didn’t play in the second half.
With UW in complete control of the game, there was no reason to put McMillan back on the field if he was anything less than 100%.
He finished 4 yards shy of a 100-yard receiving day, with 96 yards on four catches. Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk each cleared the century mark themselves.
UW (3-0) hosts Cal next Saturday to open Pac-12 play, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.