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Huskies TE Seferian-Jenkins breaks pinkie

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University of Washington junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins broke his right pinkie in practice Monday, and he'll undergo surgery, coach Steve Sarkisian announced Tuesday.

"He's going to be out for quite awhile," Sarkisian said. "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."

It's unknown if Seferian-Jenkins will be ready in time for the Huskies' season opener, an Aug. 31 home game against Boise State. Washington then has a week off before playing at Illinois on Sept. 14.

Last season, Seferian-Jenkins made 69 receptions for 852 yards and seven touchdowns, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors. His two-year totals of 110 catches for 1,288 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns are all Huskies records for a tight end.

In July, Seferian-Jenkins pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence in connection with a March car crash. He was sentenced to have all but one day of his jail term suspended.

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