Sean Constantine, a fourth-year junior from Bellevue who figured to provide depth at linebacker for the Huskies this season, will instead miss the year after breaking his ankle during a Friday scrimmage, UW coach Chris Petersen said.
Constantine appeared in every game as a sophomore last season and finished with 12 tackles.
“Sean did have a bad injury -- he broke his ankle. So he’s going to have surgery here shortly,” Petersen said. “That’s going to be months of rehab for that one. Those are the hard ones. Kid worked his tail off. He’s had some injuries in the past, even through spring, and gotten himself in great shape, and he has another significant injury. He’s been, these last few days, spectacular, in terms of his mindset, his mentality, when you know it’s going to cost you that much playing time.”
“Just kind of a freak deal, really, is what it was.”
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Constantine had been working with the No. 2 defense at linebacker during fall camp.