The Arizona Wildcats have lost backup right tackle Lene Maiava to a season-ending ACL tear, according to the team’s injury report sent out Thursday afternoon.
Maiava suffered the injury during Saturday’s game at Oregon.
The redshirt freshman from American Samoa is a promising player who has been in the rotation behind starter Fabbians Ebbele.
This is the second season-ending ACL injury to one of Arizona’s young tackles. Redshirt freshman Jacob Arzouman tore his in fall camp; coach Rich Rodriguez said Arzouman was on pace to be in the playing rotation, too.
Another potential tackle, Jack Baucus, had to give up football this fall because of multiple injuries.
Maiava was still listed as second-string on this week’s depth chart. Shane Zink is the backup left tackle behind Mickey Baucus.
Also, senior Greg Nwoko, who missed last season because of ACL injury, has been declared out for this season. Nwoko, who switched from running back to linebacker in fall camp, has not played this year because of a hip injury suffered soon after his move to defense.
Elsewhere on the injury report, three players are listed as questionable for Saturday night’s game against Oregon State: Starting right guard Trace Biskin (toe), starting defensive end Reggie Gilbert (ankle) and starting wide receiver Terrence Miller (thigh).
Miller missed last week’s game at Oregon.