Washington Football: Huskies Lose Starting DE Hau'oli Jamora for the Year

Brandon StewartContributor IISeptember 26, 2011

Sophomore defensive end Hau'oli Jamora suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday's win against California.

At first the injury looked manageable, as Jamora walked off the field with just a slight limp on his way to the sidelines. The weird thing about ACL tears is that you are able to walk on it without feeling too much pain. However, today's MRI proved differently as he found out he has a complete ACL tear and will not be seeing anymore action this season.

Jamora attained 15 tackles, including three for a loss, and also notched himself a sack against Nebraska.

This is obviously a huge loss for the defense, but it is manageable. Luckily, the Huskies have the depth at defensive end with redshirt freshmen Andrew Hudson and Josh Shirley. Another option could be to have senior defensive tackle Everrette Thompson switch back to defensive end, which would open up more playing time for freshman Danny Shelton and junior Semisi Tokolahi.

This injury will definitely affect the Huskies' already lackluster pass rush, but they do have the players to step up and make some plays in the future.