Iosefa out 4-6 weeks with broken ankle; Garcia-Williams suffers torn ACL
LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams is out for the year with a torn ACL
HONOLULU – University of Hawaii‘i linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, which he suffered in last night's loss to Oregon State.
In addition running back Joey Iosefa suffered a fracture in his right ankle late in the game. He is expected to return to the line-up in 4-6 weeks.
“It's very unfortunate that we've lost two extremely talented young men and terrific leaders on this team,” head coach Norm Chow said. “However, we are fully confident that others will step up and contribute in their absence.”
Garcia-Williams has 14 career starts in 25 games played. He was fifth on the team last season with 67 total tackles, including 3.0 for loss and one sack. He started the first two games this season at outside linebacker
Iosefa missed the majority of eight games last season with a foot injury. Since his return he had four 100-yard rushing games and on Saturday, set a new single-game career-high with three rushing touchdowns against the Beavers.
Meanwhile, three starters who missed the OSU game – center Kody Afusia, defensive lineman Marcus Malepeai, and tight end Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson – are expected to return for this Saturday's game against Northern Iowa.