Senior running back Lavon Coleman, who also injured his ankle in the Apple Cup, has also been practicing this week.

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Washington senior All-American Dante Pettis continued to run through drills at practice Tuesday, 11 days before the No. 12 Huskies (10-2) meet No. 9 Penn State (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl.

Pettis, the Huskies’ leading receiver and record-breaking punt returner, injured his left ankle in the first quarter of the Huskies’ Apple Cup victory over Washington State on Nov. 25 and did not return. He’s says the ankle has improved.

“It’s good to run around a little bit,” Pettis said Tuesday. “I was out for a few days, and now that we’re back practicing it’s definitely a lot better.”

Senior running back Lavon Coleman, who also injured his ankle in the Apple Cup, has also been practicing this week.

Pettis was emotional after the Apple Cup, his final game at Husky Stadium.

“It was tough,” he said, “but I was happy with how the guys played. A lot of guys stepped up and made some big plays.”

NOTE: The Huskies are scheduled to practice again Wednesday before players are released for a four-day break. Most players will be traveling home for the holidays. The team will then reunite in Phoenix on Christmas Day to begin preparations there for the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30.