UConn’s Joseph Out For Season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut starting defensive end Jesse Joseph has a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the football season.

UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni says the Huskies will apply for a medical redshirt for Joseph, which could allow the senior another year of eligibility.

Joseph was injured in UConn’s 24-21 win at Maryland on Saturday. He had recorded 12 tackles and a sack this season for UConn’s defense, which has given up an average of just 174 yards per game,

The news came a week after UConn (2-1) lost backup defensive end Teddy Jennings for the season with a left knee injury.
Pasqualoni says if the NCAA approves an extra season, he hopes to have Joseph back in time for the start of next summer’s preseason camp.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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