After being sent into a Twitter frenzy last Thursday night, Oklahoma State Cowboys fans were finally given some relief when reporters were able to talk to the man himself and set the record straight.
It's good news. WR James Washington told reporters he feels great. That's exactly what OSU fans were wanting to hear.
James Washington says injury rumors shocked him when he first heard them. "I'm healthy, I'm looking forward to the first game." pic.twitter.com/XHTajJqo4i— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) August 16, 2017
So it looks like the “issue” of there being an injury isn’t an issue at all.
It’s great to see that Washington isn’t going to miss any of the senior year he came back for. He's going to get his chances in the non-conference games to rack up stats in his pursuit of the Biletnikoff Award, as well as the NFL draft.
Washington had a real injury scare in the Alamo Bowl. He dislocated his pinky finger in the third quarter and left the game after unsuccessfully trying to fix it himself.
John Hensley of The Oklahoman reported some gruesome details of the injury itself.
Washington knew the finger was dislocated, and being the tough guy he is, went about mending it himself.
“I grabbed it and I'm messing with it, trying to put it back in place,” said the Cowboys wide receiver. “And it wouldn't go back in. So I go to the sideline and take my glove off and the bone is sticking out through the skin.
“I about fainted.”
He never returned to action, but still managed to earn the game MVP award after nine catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. Washington says that his finger has healed as well.
Washington is back and ready to tackle his senior season. Oklahoma State fans, rest easy.