This is something you don't want to see this early in somebody's career, but it happened to linebacker Donald Butler, the Pacific-10 Conference's leading tackler in 2009.
He tore his Achilles' tendon Tuesday during practice with the San Diego Chargers.
"It's heartbreaking," he told reporters. "I've never dealt with something like this. Right now I'm just trying to make it through."
In UW-related news, coach Steve Sarkisian will hold a noon press conference with the local media – a precursor to fall camp, which opens Sunday for the players, and Monday for the public and media.
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