Chris Leatigaga’s X-rays were fine and he had an MRI yesterday

About his knee injury (initially diagnosed as a hyper-extended left knee), Chris Leatigaga said:
“It just buckled when I hit another lineman. It’s frustrating.” (HA)

About how Leatigaga earned a spot in their DT rotation, DL coach Dave Aranda said:
“Chris has been one of the hardest workers in the offseason. He dedicated himself to making a statement in his senior year.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Although the Warriors use two tackles in their 4-3 base alignment, the coaches consider Vaughn Meatoga, Rocky Savaiigaea and Tuika Tufaga starters in the defensive tackle rotation. They were followed by the trio of Leatigaga and redshirt freshmen Geordon Hanohano and Haku Correa on the second line of the depth chart.”

About how they want to have 6 DTs ready to play, Aranda said:
“There’s not a lot of places where you have six defensive tackles you’re comfortable playing in the game. Hopefully we can get that back.” (HSB)

About how Leatigaga worked hard to learn what DTs needed to do in their system, Aranda said:
“It’s almost night and day as far as him being a technician. Any time you see a guy turn a corner like that, you want to see him succeed.” (HSB)


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