Junior Onyeali Injury: Arizona State Star Could Miss Six Weeks

Standout defensive end Junior Onyeali was hurt during the Sun Devils' loss to Illinois and could miss entire season.

Arizona State was dealt a serious blow on Tuesday when it was learned that defensive standout Junior Onyeali could miss six weeks, or even the entire season, with a meniscus tear in his knee. The injury comes at a particularly inopportune time, as the Sun Devils are coming off their first loss of the season and are gearing up for Saturday's game against USC.

Huge blow: #SunDevils' DE Onyeali has meniscus tear. Depending on where it is on knee, he could miss 6 weeks OR the entire season
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The sophomore defensive end was named the Pac-10's Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2010. He led all freshmen with 6.5 sacks and registered 11.5 tackles for a loss. In three games this year, Onyeali had registered five tackles, two of them for a loss, and one sack.

For more on how the Sun Devils are going to cope with Onyeali's injury, be sure to check out House of Sparky.

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