Report: Washington QB Jake Browning Undergoes Surgery On Throwing Shoulder

    Washington quarterback Jake Browning reportedly had surgery on his throwing shoulder. He apparently suffered the injury in November and played through it.

    January 18, 2017

    Washington quarterback Jake Browning reportedly had surgery on his throwing shoulder. He apparently suffered the injury in November and played through it.


    Jake Browning had a breakout sophomore season while helping Washington reach the College Football Playoff, and he apparently played the last part of it in pain.

    Browning recently underwent surgery to repair an injury to his throwing shoulder and will need roughly six weeks to recover, according to a report from Adam Jude of The Seattle Times. The exact injury isn’t clear, but the fact that Browning played hurt explains some of his late-season struggles.

    The report states that Browning suffered the injury during Washington’s win over Arizona State on Nov. 19. In the three games following that victory – including the loss to Alabama in the Peach Bowl – Browning completed 54.9 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and two interceptions.

    In the 10 games prior to the win over ASU, Browning had a 64.8 completion percentage with 35 touchdowns and five picks. He finished the season with a Pac-12 record-tying 43 touchdowns and took sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting.

    The Huskies apparently decided to hide Browning’s injury, although that’s no surprising considering coach Chris Petersen often does not discuss his players’ ailments. However, Petersen did tip his hand in a local radio interview last month.

    “I do think (Browning) was fighting through some things as the season went on because he’s a tough guy,” Petersen told 710 ESPN Seattle, according to The Seattle Times. “We had to do some things. Let me say this: We’ve got some tough kids on our team. Those kids, they fight through some things, and we don’t talk about who’s hurt and all this stuff, but Jake’s a tough kid and I’ll just say that. He fought through some stuff.”

    Browning’s injury and the subsequent surgery shouldn’t keep him out of spring practice. Washington again is expected to compete for the College Football Playoff next season and Browning will enter as one of the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy.

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