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Washington Huskies’ Zion Tupuola-Fetui suffers torn Achilles

Nov 2, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui (58) drags down Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Washington linebacker Zion Tupuola-Fetui will have surgery this week for a torn Achilles tendon and could miss the entire 2021 season, Huskies coach Jimmy Lake announced Wednesday.

As a sophomore last season, Tupuola-Fetui led the Pac-12 with seven sacks in just three games. He made the All-Pac-12 first team and the Associated Press All-America third team.

Tupuola-Fetui sustained the injury during a scrimmage drill on Friday. The expected recovery time is 6-10 months.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound Hawaii native has 23 tackles, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 11 career games with the Huskies.

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–Field Level Media