Thursday, September 13, 2012

DE Teddy Jennings out for year; DT Stephen will play

There was a mixed bag of news surrounding UConn's injured defensive linemen.

On a conference call with the media on Thursday UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni said that senior defensive end Teddy Jennings had knee surgery earlier this week and he will miss the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, Pasqualoni said that junior defensive tackle Shamar Stephen will play against Maryland.

Jennings injured his knee in the season-opening win over UMass while a knee injury suffered in the preseason prevented Stephen from playing in UConn's first two games of the season.

Here is what Pasqualoni said about Jennings and Stephen.

"Shamar will play. He adds a big guy who has playing experience. He adds another big guy in there who is an experienced guy. It will be helpful, it will add to our depth. We expect to have to play against this (Maryland) no huddle (offense).

"We decided to do the surgery on Teddy and he is out for the season. That surgery was done and it all went very well but he is out for the season."

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