Curtis Williams Update

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington's Curtis Williams, who has not moved sincesustaining a spinal cord injury during a game Oct. 28, might be able to watchin person when the Huskies play in the Rose Bowl.

Williams, a strong safety from Fresno, Calif., began using a wheel chair ata rehabilitation center two weeks ago.

'He is in the same condition,' Washington coach Rick Neuheisel saidFriday. 'There's very little progress. But they're getting him situated in hiswheel chair. He's learning how to use it.

'His spirits remain upbeat. He's going to do everything he can to get tothe game.'

No. 4 Washington plays No. 14 Purdue on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.

Williams had surgery last month to fuse two of his vertebrae. His doctorsmust clear him to go to Pasadena.

'The Tournament of Roses has told us they will do everything in their powerif he can get to the game to make sure he's in a good situation and can watchthe game,' Washington media relations director Jim Daves said.

'His body may not be responding to the extent that we had hoped, but hestill is fighting the good fight,' Neuheisel said. 'I believe the story willhave a happy ending.'

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