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Arizona injury update: Problems on both lines and at receiver

Terrence Miller

Terrence Miller returned against Stanford after missing two games. He’s out again. Photo by Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Two Arizona starters have been ruled out of Saturday night’s home game against Washington — defensive end Dominique Austin and wide receiver Terrence Miller — according to the Wildcats’ weekly injury report.

Austin (foot) will miss his second consecutive game. Miller, who missed two games earlier this season due to various injuries, returned against Stanford but is now back on the sideline with an ankle injury. This means more time for sophomore Tyler Slavin, who has 15 catches (and a few drops).

Five players are listed as questionable. The “questionable” designation has tended to be something closer to “doubtful” based on previous injury updates. We’ll see.

The five are:

–Starting offensive guard Trace Biskin (toe). He has missed the past two games, with Shane Zink starting in his place.

–Starting safety Jared Tevis (ankle). He suffered the injury Sept. 29 against Oregon State and missed the Stanford game two weeks ago. Redshirt freshman Patrick Onwuasor started at the “Bandit” safety for Tevis vs. the Cardinal.

–Defensive end Kirifi Taula (shoulder). The sophomore started for Austin against Stanford. Justin Washington, who returned from suspension in the last game, was listed as a second-stringer at that spot this week.

–Slot receiver Johnny Jackson (ankle). Coming off a 10-catch game at Stanford — nine receptions coming in the second quarter — he had earned his way to starting status, coach Rich Rodriguez said. If Jackson can’t go, Richard Morrison goes back to getting the majority of time at that position.

–Starting center Kyle Quinn (ankle). He was walking around with his left foot in a boot as recently as Wednesday. He missed the Stanford game, with senior Addison Bachman filling in.

Good news? Starting defensive tackle Reggie Gilbert, who has sat out the past two games because of an ankle injury, has been upgraded to probable.

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