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Will Sutton, Junior Onyeali injuries: Arizona State linemen 'feeling well,' says DC

Arizona State lost its two best defensive linemen on Thursday night against Oregon, but hopes are high for Will Sutton and Junior Onyeali.

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Top ASU defender could return soon

Good news all around for Sutton and Arizona State, as the defensive lineman could return this weekend (while also being named a Bednarik Award semifinalist).


ASU's Will Sutton, Junior Onyeali feeling better

In a Q&A with Arizona State defensive coordinator Paul Randolph, House of Sparky learned that injured defensive linemen Will Sutton and Junior Onyeali are feeling well and moving around a little bit:

"Physical game the other night but they are doing well, the sun came up, and that's what we talk about everyday. The sun will come up in Tempe, Arizona."

Sutton was hurt during the Sun Devils' 43-21 loss to the Oregon Ducks after forcing a fumble on the second play of the game. He watched the rest of the loss on crutches as the Ducks were able to run for 329 yards in the first half alone against a defense that allowed 187.8 rushing yards per game coming in.

Sutton took his 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles to the sidelines and his absence created a crater the Sun Devils couldn't fill on the defensive line:

"Naturally, when you lose a force like Will you lose a lot of production. But I think more than that, I just think the enthusiasm, passion and energy that he provides for the defensive unit and team. I think we lost a little bit of that early but then toward the second half we started playing better."

Onyeali suffered an arm injury in the first quarter of the game against Oregon as well, leaving the Sun Devils without their two leaders in tackles for a loss. Knowing that both of them are feeling better and have a positive outlook moving forward is a good sign for the Sun Devils, who will need to regroup before hosting UCLA this Saturday.


ASU's Sutton receives "good prognosis" on knee

The Arizona State Sun Devils received some good news on DT Will Sutton's knee after he was forced to leave Thursday's game against Oregon just two snaps into the game.


ASU another key defender to injury

The Arizona State defense took two major hits during the first quarter against Oregon as Junior Onyeali and Will Sutton left with injuries.


ASU star Sutton sidelined with knee

Arizona State's challenge gets even tougher, as it now has to slow down Oregon's offense without top defender Will Sutton, for a while at least.

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