Injured Huskies working hard to heal

COMING BACK – After missing the first four games, safety Andrew Adams saw his first action against South Florida. “Andrew Adams played about 20 snaps and played well,” Weist said. “He felt good about it, had a good week of practice. He’s come along well. He gives us maturity back there and depth and I’d like to see him keep moving up keep getting better.”
In addition, cornerback Taylor Mack was back in action after missing the game against Buffalo with a shoulder injury but played only sparingly, according to Weist. Likewise receiver Shakim Phillips, who’s been bothered by a nagging hamstring injury. He dressed and started against South Florida but lasted just six plays before the hamstring tightened up.
“I’m really frustrated, honestly, but then again, it’s not in my control,” Phillips said this week. “I’ve got to let the hamstring heal. I guess I just wasn’t ready. As I keep getting the strength and the range of motion back, it’ll feel better. I know I’ll be fine.
“A hamstring is a nagging injury, especially with a receiver when you have to get in and out of cuts and run straight and plant hard and break. If I played a different position, I’d probably be able to go but the fact where I have to do all these quick bursts, it’s tough. One false step … so we’re going to keep working on the flexibility, the range of motion and try and get the strength and we’ll see how it feels this Saturday.”
Linebacker Graham Stewart, who injured his ankle against Michigan, still is not close to returning but linebacker Ryan Donahue (concussion-like symptoms) could be. “Ryan … he should be back on track,” said Weist. “He should be probable. From that standpoint. He’ll be back today (Tuesday), I’m not sure if he’ll be full contact but he’ll be back.”
And cornerback Tyree Clark, who twisted his ankle against the Bulls is also questionable.
“We’ll have to see how Tyree Clark is,” Weist said. “He’s questionable for the game because he hurt his ankle during the game, so that kind of cuts our depth a little bit in the secondary.”