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“Fischer tears ACL, will miss start of season”

Saturday’s offensive prowess in the spring game on Saturday was dampened by the tearing of Jake Fischer’s ACL.

Fischer, a two-year strong-side linebacker and an Oro Valley, Ariz., native, is expected to miss the beginning of the season due to potential surgery, which Arizona announced Wednesday.  

He was carted off the field at Arizona Stadium with an icepack on his knee. He collided with offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele with less than three minutes left in the scrimmage.

“”It’ll be disappointing if it’s significant,”” head coach Mike Stoops said on Saturday. “”That’ll be another major blow for us.””

He finished with 58 tackles — 7.5 tackles for loss — two sacks and a fumble recovery in 2010.

Fischer is the third Wildcat to go down with an ACL injury this spring. Running back Greg Nwoko and safety Adam Hall were injured earlier in the spring.

Arizona finished spring practice on Saturday and will open training camp during the first week of August.

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