UConn linebacker E.J. Levenberry and quarterback Donovan Williams both have knee injuries that will require surgery and each will miss the remainder of the Huskies’ spring practices.
Levenberry, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound senior from Woodbridge, Virginia, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during practice Saturday and will have surgery soon.
Williams, a 6-4, 215-pound sophomore from Dumfries, Virginia, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today to repair a meniscus injury. He revealed last week that he a similar procedure done on his left knee after the 2016 season ended.
“I feel terrible for E.J.,” UConn coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “He has been working extremely hard and the injury was just one of those unfortunate instances. There was no contact, he just simply planted and the knee gave out. For Donovan, he was dealing with some discomfort last week and tried to play through it. He had an MRI and after speaking with the medical staff, it was determined that having this procedure immediately would be best.”
Williams started the final three games of the season for the Huskies at quarterback and was battling senior Bryant Shirreffs for the job this spring. Williams was 36-for-76 passing with one touchdown and five interceptions in 2016.
Levenberry, who transferred to UConn from Florida State, had 37 tackles and tied for the team lead with four sacks in 2016. He was battling for a starting role in the Huskies’ new 3-3-5 defense.