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Warriors' prized freshman recruit Tulimasealii injures knee

By Stephen Tsai

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LAST UPDATED: 01:07 p.m. HST, Aug 20, 2013


University of Hawaii freshman defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii left today's football practice with an injury to his right knee.

It is believed the injury is to his MCL.

He suffered the injury on a one-and-one drill in the Rainbow Warriors' last practice at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where the team has trained the past six days. He was helped off the field by trainers at Earhart Field.

Tulimasealii is undergoing an MRI today.

Tulimasealii, a Waianae High product who was considered one of the prized recruits of the 2013 class, is considered to be doubtful for the Aug. 29 game against USC at Aloha Stadium.

He was in the playing rotation on the defensive line.







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bigislandkurt wrote:
Nooooooooo!!!!
on August 20,2013 | 12:27PM
fairgame947 wrote:
Shucks!!!! Hope he recovers quickly, but safely!
on August 20,2013 | 12:37PM
paintslinger wrote:
It begins...the injury bug....we have extraordinary back luck every year with that.
on August 20,2013 | 12:37PM
warfan808 wrote:
this is such bs
on August 20,2013 | 01:04PM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on August 20,2013 | 01:07PM
mplatte wrote:
how much do you get paid to insinuate such things
on August 20,2013 | 01:50PM
hunebasami wrote:
nothing
on August 20,2013 | 02:47PM
paniolo wrote:
I hope he recovers fully soon. Don't need anymore injuries on the team.
on August 20,2013 | 02:27PM
atilter wrote:
WHYYYYYYY???? seriously - this has gotta stop! what's the use of working so hard to draft good athletes who have survived rigorous high school ball - only to get injured at the UH - during practice, no less. is it all a matter of the progressive intense physical stress in moving "to the next level"? does the training regimen have to be re-thought to minimize these occurrences? is this "typical" across the board at other schools? the correlation of injuries to training regimen has to scrutinized more closely to maximize the effort while minimizing the injuries!!! has the calculus actually been done???
on August 20,2013 | 02:52PM
allie wrote:
recover soon..your health is paramount as are your academic studies.
on August 20,2013 | 03:04PM
buds4life wrote:
It wouldn't hurt to have the team blessed.
on August 20,2013 | 03:11PM
Bumby wrote:
Times has changed. The idea of "no pain no gain" has to be buried.
on August 20,2013 | 04:02PM
eastside808 wrote:
He'll be back in six weeks with a knee brace.
on August 20,2013 | 04:04PM
HawaiiMongoose wrote:
Terrible news. Because he's a freshman and bit undersized for his position, he relies on his quickness to be effective. The injury will rob him of that quickness for some time. Probably best to redshirt him for the season. Sooooo frustrating.
on August 20,2013 | 05:03PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I think something to consider for freshmen is the step UP to college football. That is, the training and preparation is much more rigorous than high school. You're pushing your body much harder and not enough recoup time. The wear and tear on your body eventually catches up.
on August 20,2013 | 08:29PM
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