Nov. 16, 2010
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By Gregg Bell
UW Director of Writing
SEATTLE - Doctors have cleared quarterback Jake Locker to play for the Huskies in Thursday night's home finale against UCLA, after the senior co-captain missed one game with a broken rib.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian tweeted the word after Tuesday evening's windswept practice inside Husky Stadium. "Jake Locker is cleared to play! Let's make sure Husky Stadium is rockin' for the the entire nation to see. Go Dawgs!" Sarkisian posted on his Twitter account Tuesday night.
Locker, who had an appointment with doctors earlier in the day, ran the first-team offense in that final full practice before the nationally televised game against the Bruins. He showed how well he felt at the end of the initial drills by jumping joyously on top of teammates who were massed in the middle of the field.
Locker returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out since Oct. 30, when he injured his rib in a game against Stanford. Redshirt freshman Keith Price started for him in UW's loss at Oregon on Nov. 6.