NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion starting quarterback David Washington was unable to finish practice Tuesday morning after appearing to suffer a leg injury.
"We pulled him out as a precaution," ODU head coach Bobby Wilder told News 3.
Washington was injured during 11-on-11 team drills. After a fumble was recovered by the defense, Washington raced downfield to try and catch the returner.
"He felt a little twinge in there, so we pulled him out," Wilder said.
Washington excelled at QB last season after being converted from wide receiver. In four games, he completed 94-of-161 passes for 1,155 yards and eight touchdowns. However, Washington missed the season's final game after tearing ligaments in his knee early in the Monarchs' second to last game of the year. His recovery forced him to sit-out spring practice, as well.
"It certainly wasn't anything like when he was injured (last season)," Wilder said. "I'm sure he'll be fine."
UPDATE: News 3 has learned Washington was not a full-participant in Wednesday morning's practice. While he was dressed, and in attendance, he did not take part in on-field drills.
An MRI revealed Washington has a sprained right knee, but there is no structural damage. "If we had a game this weekend he would play," said Wilder.
"We will hold him out of this weekends scrimmage as a precaution and work him back into practice next week. He will work with our athletic trainer, Chris Litt, for the next several days on his rehabilitation to strengthen the knee."