Arizona Wildcats right tackle Lene Maiava has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an ACL tear, according to the team's injury report released Thursday. Greg Nwoko will also miss the rest of the season with a hip injury.
Three other players are questionable for the Saturday night game against the Oregon State Beavers.
w/ RT Lene Maiava out for the season, and Trace Biskin hurt…expect freshman Cayman Bundage to get a lot of playing time for #ArizonaWildcats— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) September 27, 2012
Other injuries include questionable statuses for Saturday night's game against Oregon State for fellow offensive lineman Trace Biskin, defensive end Reggie Gilbert and receiver Terrence Miller.
All four injuries will be hurtful for an Arizona team already lacking depth. While Cayman Bundage has indeed seen time in the rotation on the offensive line, two of the group's heavily-used players potentially being out puts pressure on the coaching staff to dig into a dry well of depth.
Same goes for Gilbert. Taimi Tutogi was already losing time on offense because he was the best option at defensive end, and his time is likely to shift even more to defense if Gilbert can't go.
Finally, we get to Miller. His physicality will be missed, although the depth at receiver is there. Freshman David Richards filled in nicely for Miller against Oregon, leading the team with seven catches for 50 yards.