It was back to the practice field in Collegeville Tuesday as the Johnnies moved on from last Friday’s 17-14 season-opening victory at Wisconsin-River Falls and began preparing for their home opener against Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Some news on the injury front. Junior wide receiver Rob Voshell did indeed have surgery late last week on his fractured left ulna. He had seven screws and a plate put in. But he expects he will be able to return this season – possibly in three to four weeks.
“I get the hard cast off next Tuesday and then we’ll find out from there,” Voshell said.
“It actually went better than I expected.”
Sophomore running back Peter Vakulskas said an MRI on his knee showed a sprained posterior cruciate ligament. The initial opinion he received said the injury would keep him out six weeks. But a second opinion said he could be back in one or two weeks.
He said he might be able to try practicing late this week, or next week at the latest.
Junior starting tackle Alex Jarosz sustained an elbow injury in last Friday’s win and sat out practice Tuesday. But he is expected to return to practice soon and should be ready for Saturday’s game.
Sophomore outside linebacker Reid Bjorklund was also banged up Friday and sat out Tuesday.
Johnnies head coach Gary Fasching did the second of what will be weekly live chats at sctimes.com Tuesday morning and answered a number of questions on a wide range of topics (including whether or not he may bring back the mustache he once sported). If you missed it, you can read the whole chat here:
That’s it for tonight. Good night everybody.