UConn loses E.J. Levenberry and Donovan Williams to knee injuries

UConn LB <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/227703/" data-ylk="slk:E.J. Levenberry">E.J. Levenberry</a> suffered a torn ACL this past weekend. (AP)
UConn LB E.J. Levenberry suffered a torn ACL this past weekend. (AP)

UConn had a rough weekend, as the Huskies have lost linebacker E.J. Levenberry and quarterback Donovan Williams for at least the remainder of spring ball — and likely much longer.

Levenberry will undergo surgery for an ACL tear suffered in his right knee Saturday, while Williams will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a meniscal injury.

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Levenberry, the former four-star Florida State linebacker, tied for the UConn lead in sacks last season with four, in what was his first season of eligibility with the Huskies. He is entering his redshirt senior year.

Williams, a sophomore, started three games last season as a UConn true freshman, completing 36 of 76 passes for 300 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.

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“I feel terrible for E.J.,” coach Randy Edsall said in a release. “He has been working extremely hard and the injury was just one of those unfortunate instances. There was no contact, he just simply planted and the knee gave out. For Donovan, he was dealing with some discomfort last week and tried to play through it. He had an MRI and after speaking with the medical staff, it was determined that having this procedure immediately would be best.”

The Huskies’ spring game is April 21.

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