MCL sprain to sideline BYU's Tialavea

September, 21, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson


BYU starting nose tackle Russell Tialavea suffered a high-grade sprained MCL during the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Florida State and is expected to miss two to four weeks.

After Tialavea left the game, trainers did a test on his knee and thought it was a torn ACL. However, an MRI on Sunday revealed no ACL damage.

Tialavea, a junior, has three tackles, including a tackle for loss, this season. He played in all 13 games last season and had 17 tackles, two tackles for loss and a blocked kick.

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