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Huskies receiver Renfro out for spring while handling personal matter, coach says

Washington’s Isaiah Renfro, left, makes a leap for the endzone against the defense of Washington State’s Shalom Luani during the first half of the Huskies’ 45-10 win in the 108th Apple Cup in November.
Washington’s Isaiah Renfro, left, makes a leap for the endzone against the defense of Washington State’s Shalom Luani during the first half of the Huskies’ 45-10 win in the 108th Apple Cup in November. Seattle Times

One of Washington’s promising young offensive players will not practice again this spring.

Isaiah Renfro, a sophomore receiver from Los Angeles, has missed all but one of the spring practices and will miss the Huskies’ eight remaining workouts while he tends to what coach Chris Petersen described as a personal matter.

Petersen said Renfro’s absence is not a disciplinary measure, and said he didn’t know if Renfro’s absence might result in a redshirt season in 2016.

“We don’t know the situation in terms of any further than what I just told you,” Petersen said.

As a true freshman in 2015, Renfro appeared in each of UW’s 13 games and caught 13 passes for 178 yards — the fourth-highest total among players returning in 2016. Renfro was — and possibly still is — in line to establish a larger role in UW’s receiving corps this season.

The Huskies also are practicing at less than full strength along the offensive line.

On Friday morning, with left tackle Trey Adams and guard Michael Kneip already limited to noncontact drills, first-string right tackle Kaleb McGary, the former Fife High School standout, appeared to injure his left knee during an 11-on-11 period.

McGary received attention from trainers on the sideline before a large bag of ice was applied to his knee. Petersen spoke with him for a few minutes and McGary later was seen standing on his own.

Afterward, Petersen dismissed a question about McGary’s condition by saying only that he’s “fine.”

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