Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a “small fracture” in his right pinky finger and will need surgery, head coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday.
Seferian-Jenkins, a junior, has 110 catches for 1,288 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his career at Washington. He already holds the school record for tight ends in receiving yards and touchdowns.
“Austin’s going to be out for quite awhile,” Sarkisian said to the Seattle Times. “He actually has a small fracture in his pinkie there that’s going to require surgery, so he’s going to be out for an amount of time. He came out with a good attitude. He’s doing all the conditioning work and the fundamental stuff from a footwork standpoint, but he won’t be catching balls here for a little while.”
Sarkisian said he didn't know if Seferian-Jenkins would be out for months or weeks. Washington opens the season at home against Boise State Aug. 31.
"I’m hopeful it’s days, but I really don’t know. … I’ll know more at the end of the week," he said.