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Cal loses starting safety to season-ending injury

Christian Jones, Avery Sebastian AP

If it wasn’t for bad luck, Avery Sebastian would’ve had no luck at all over the past month.

In August, the Cal safety was briefly hospitalized following a very scary practice collision with a teammate.  After coming back from what was diagnosed as a concussion, Sebastian has seen his 2013 season come to a premature end after just a little over a quarter’s worth of playing time thanks to another injury.

In the second quarter of Cal’s loss to Northwestern Saturday night, Sebastian suffered an injury to his lower leg and did not return.  Unfortunately, he won’t return at all this year as the defensive back was diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon.

Head coach Sonny Dykes made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

Sebastian started the opener and had already been credited with 11 tackles prior to the injury.  Last season, Avery started four of the 12 games in which he played for the Bears.

After taking a medical redshirt for the 2013 season, Sebastian will have two years of eligibility remaining.

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