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Warriors lose another defensive lineman to injury

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 10:06 a.m. HST, Mar 27, 2013

University of Hawaii defensive end Beau Yap will miss at least the rest of spring training after suffering a fracture in his right foot last week, UH coach Norm Chow confirmed this morning.

Yap, who is considered to be the Warriors' best pass rusher, underwent surgery this past week. He suffered the injury during a defensive drill.

Chow said there is a possibility the rehabilitation could stretch into the summer. The Warriors open training camp on the first week of August.

The Warriors conducted the first two of 15 spring practices last week. They are on hiatus this week because of UH's spring break. They resume practicing on Monday morning.

Yap is a natural defensive end who filled in at defensive tackle and nose tackle when the Warriors incurred numerous injuries on the defensive line during the 2012 season.

Yap's injury further depletes the Warriors' depth this spring. Defensive end Iuta Tepa, a transfer from UCLA, recently underwent back surgery. Hunter Thomson has been suffering from a groin injury. What's more, defensive tackles Moses Samia, Siasau Matagiese and Calen Friel are recovering from injuries and being held out of contact drills.

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coachal808 wrote:
Heal slow but sure Beau.............we need you!
on March 27,2013 | 12:58PM
krusha wrote:
Yep, better now than during the season. They need all the depth they can get on the line every year with the luck they have been having with the injury bug.
on March 27,2013 | 04:37PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
May the entire team be blessed with good health and strong internal fortitude for this year and the years to come. May all healings be successful.
on March 27,2013 | 05:15PM
bleedgreen wrote:
How is it that there continues to be so many injuries to the DL players? Bad luck? What is it?
on March 27,2013 | 07:57PM
bleedgreen wrote:
Time to get a Kahuna to bless the plsyers. Throw salt, wave ti-leaves, or whatever to chase away the bad spirits.
on March 27,2013 | 07:59PM
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