Stanford is healing quickly as the time comes to board the charter to Salt Lake City for Saturday's game at Utah. Nose tackle David Parry, who missed some practice this week because of a lower abdominal injury, was back at work with a hop in his step Thursday. He's expected to play along with Blake Martinez, who has missed the past four Cardinal games with a leg injury.
Though Henry Anderson, who hurt his knee at Army, is not as far along in his rehabilitation, he is off crutches and also making significant progress. David Shaw expects his 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive lineman to take a progress test early next week. If Anderson passes, he will be cleared to run again for the first time. After that, one more potential test would remain before full practice clearance. An October 26 return at Oregon State still seems like a legitimate possibility for No. 91.
It's been a busy week of action. Don't miss Shaw's famous statement, Troy Clardy's response to Steve Sarkisian's claims, our State of Stanford report, and a thorough guide for How to Beat Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday.
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