Washington Huskies leading tackler LB Azeem Victor for season

Washington took a blow on a few different levels this weekend.

First, they suffered their first defeat of the season against the USC Trojans. Second, leading tackler Azeem Victor will remain out of action for the rest of the season.

The linebacker left Saturdays action in the second quarter with an injury that required having his leg immobilized in an air cast. The injury was not initially suspected to be as serious as it was, with X-rays revealing that he had suffered a fracture and would need to undergo surgery.

The good news, if there is any, is that Victor has already announced his intent to return for his senior season at Washington.

If he were to declare for the NFL draft at the end of this season, he would likely be a late-second or third-round pick. His injury would likely adversely effect his position on the draft board.

Washington now finds themselves down another playmaker on defense, as fellow linebacker Joe Mathis had surgery on his foot and is out for the year also. The Huskies still have Arizona State and Washington State on their schedule and will be looking to finish strong.

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