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UConn loses DE for season with torn Achilles

- Associated Press - Sunday, September 16, 2012

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.

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