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Rainbow Warriors lose star wide receiver for the season

The Biletnikoff award watch list receiver hurt his knee against San Jose State

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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is reporting that Hawaii’s star wide receiver John Ursua will miss the rest of the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Ursua suffered the injury against San Jose State this past Saturday.

Ursua was having a breakout season, with 667 receiving yards on the season, good for sixth nationally in receiving yards per game at 111.2.

Ursua’s impact was illustrated by his inclusion on the mid-season Biletnikoff award watch list. Hawaii was campaigning for their star receiver on social media for the award. The loss of Ursua for the season is obviously a big blow to a team already dealing with a lot of injuries.

Hawaii won Saturday's game vs. San Jose State 37-26. They'll use the much needed bye week to get healthy and prepare for San Diego State. That game will be on ESPN2. The Rainbow Warriors sit at 3-4 and will need to win three of their final five games to be able to defend their Hawaii Bowl trophy.