Bryant ranks second on the team with 21 catches for 314 yards.

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Washington standout freshman tight end Hunter Bryant will likely miss the remainder of the regular season, and perhaps more, after sustaining a leg injury in Saturday’s victory over UCLA.

UW coach Chris Petersen on Monday said Bryant will be out “for a significant period of time,” adding he’s still awaiting final word on test results of Bryant’s left leg.

Petersen typically only offers injury updates when a player is out for the season.

Bryant, the former Eastside Catholic star, was named by Pro Football Focus last week as the nation’s No. 1 overall freshman. He ranks second on the team with 21 catches for 314 yards and one touchdown this season.

The loss of Bryant is a significant hit for the Huskies’ offense, which has already lost starting left tackle Trey Adams and starting slot receiver Chico McClatcher to season-ending injuries.

The Huskies’ depth at tight end takes another hit, too. Already without senior tight end David Ajamu — who suffered a broken ankle in August — the Huskies will turn to true freshman Jacob Kizer as the primary backup to co-starters Will Dissly and Drew Sample.

Kizer, from Salem, Ore., has played limited snaps in seven games this season, posting two catches for 17 yards.

UW’s depth at tight end also includes walk-on senior Derek Hunter (who has appeared in four games this season), redshirting freshman Cade Otton, sophomore Michael Neal (who has not played this season) and walk-on Mike Petroff, a fullback-slash-tight end.