Tulimasealii suffers knee injury

INJURY UPDATE: UH DT Kennedy Tulimaseali’i with grade 2 MCL tear, no damage to ACL. Recovery time is being called “day to day”

With only nine days left until the University of Hawai’i football team’s season opener versus 24th ranked USC, the Rainbow Warriors have suffered a potentially devastating loss.

Freshman defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii, often considered the crown jewel of the 2013 recruiting class, suffered what is speculated to be a right medial collateral ligament injury at practice this morning.

The workout at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, the last of fall camp, was about 30 minutes from completion when the former Under Armour All-American went down during one-on-one drills, grasping his right knee.

Tulimasealii, who was carted off of the field in obvious pain, was scheduled for an MRI at some point this afternoon.

The Waianae native is considered by many in and around the program, to be the most talented player on the squad.

Stay with KHON2.com for updates as they become available. The Rainbow Warriors will continue team practice Thursday morning.

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