Colorado WR Shenault (toe) might miss Washington game

Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (2) is a weapon the Buffaloes use in a variety of ways.Photo Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

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Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. of Colorado, the nation’s leading receiver this season, might not be able to play this week in the Buffaloes’ Pacific 12 Conference game against Washington because of a toe injury.

Shenault sustained the injury last week in the third quarter as previously undefeated Colorado lost to USC.

“We haven’t found out anything on it yet,” Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre was quoted as saying by the Boulder Daily Camera. “They’re still evaluating everything. We haven’t found out any total results or anything. He still has a sore toe, but we’ll see.”

The Daily Camera reported that Shenault didn’t practice on Monday and was seen wearing a walking boot, and as of Tuesday, he still was considered day-to-day.

The 6-2, 220-pound Shenault, a sophomore from Desoto, Texas, has made 60 receptions for 780 yards and six touchdowns this season, including a long of 89 yards. He also has rushed 15 times for 87 yards and five more scores, including a 49-yarder.

Shenault caught seven passes for 164 yards, a 24-yard average, last season as a freshman.

The Buffaloes (5-1, 2-1 in the Pac-12 South) will play Washington (5-2, 3-1 in the Pac-12) on Saturday at Husky Stadium in Seattle.