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UConn Football: Center Ryan Crozier out for season

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A big loss for the Husky offensive line.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Fuller of the New Haven Register reported on Tuesday that rising sophomore Ryan Crozier is out for the season with a "lower body injury."

This is a big loss for the Huskies, as Crozier had earned some playing time as a freshman last year, making three starts at right guard. He was going to be the leader of the Huskies O-line and was also named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's top center.

Crozier was in crutches at a season ticket holders event a few weeks ago, and rumors arose about the injury being serious. Fuller was finally able to confirm those rumblings. He is reporting that redshirt freshman Daniel Oak was a candidate for the starting job before and may be the next man up.

This is a huge loss for the offensive line- a unit that desperately needs to improve if the Husky offense is going to be more prolific this season. That task isn't too difficult given UConn's offensive woes last season, but losing Crozier for the season is a big blow.