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Arizona Wildcats football: Tevis will "be back" after suffering ugly ankle injury

2012-09-30T00:08:00Z 2012-09-30T12:06:25Z Arizona Wildcats football: Tevis will "be back" after suffering ugly ankle injuryBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Wildcats safety Jared Tevis will have an X-ray taken of his injured ankle, but wrote Saturday night that it’s likely sprained.

“As for me, it’s looking like a bad sprain,” Tevis tweeted an hour after Oregon State’s 38-35 win over the UA at Arizona Stadium. “I'll keep everyone updated after the xray, but like Schwarzenegger #Illbeback.”

Tevis suffered the injury while covering an incomplete pass in the first half of OSU’s win. His ankle buckled as he landed, and Tevis stayed down for a few long minutes. Tevis tried to return in the second quarter, but was limited. He was fitted with a walking boot at halftime, and spent the second half on the home sideline.

"It hurt us when he went down," coach Rich Rodriguez said. "He's one of our best defensive players, and he makes plays. We don't have a lot of bodies , but whoever we have out there, those guys need to make plays." 

Tevis, a former Canyon del Oro High School star, was one of three Wildcats to suffer injuries Saturday night. Center Kyle Quinn went down with what appeared to be a lower leg injury in the third quarter, and was replaced by backup Addison Bachman. Quarterback Matt Scott rolled an ankle in the third quarter and, after being visited by team trainers, missed one snap. He returned in time to rally the Wildcats to a late lead, but Oregon State’s Sean Mannion rallied the Beavers to a win. He found Connor Hamlett for a 10-yard touchdown with 1 minute, 9 seconds remaining and No. 18 Oregon State emerged with a 3-point win.

Arizona (3-2 overall, 0-2 Pac-12) will travel to Stanford next week, then take its bye week.

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