Late last year, Washington TE Hunter Bryant suffered an ACL injury, ending his 2017 season (outside of a couple of snaps in the Fiesta Bowl).

He was expected to be a big part of the Washington offense this fall after his long recovery, but now that appears to be in jeopardy.

According to The Seattle Times, Bryant posted a now-deleted picture to his Instagram, showing his leg propped up and wrapped, throwing his 2018 season into doubt:

In an Instagram story posted early Saturday, a picture appears to show his left leg propped up, completely wrapped and immobilized, with crutches in the background. Text on the post reads: “the saddest thing is i can’t hoop for 9 months” and accompanied by three sad/crying emojis.

Washington is set to take on Auburn in Atlanta for the season-opener on Saturday, Sept. 1. Any setback in his recovery from his first knee injury would throw his availability for that game into question.

Bryant’s absence would be a big loss for QB Jake Browning and the Huskies, who need to pick up a win to put themselves in position for a College Football Playoff run.