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Washington freshman cornerback Austin Joyner will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, UW coach Chris Petersen announced Monday.

Joyner, The Seattle Times state player of the year last year out of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, was injured on the opening kickoff of the Huskies’ 49-0 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday. He will be eligible for a redshirt season, Petersen said.

“Real unfortunate,” Petersen said. “He just kind of planted weird running down there on the kickoff. I guess the good news is, he got a game under his belt, we really prepared him like he was planning on playing, we we were. So he can still use this year as a redshirt year and take it like most college freshmen do and get him dialed into the academics. He’ll have time to rehab and we’ll have a full year to get him back.”

A standout running back at Marysville-Pilchuck, Joyner rushed rushed for 1,768 yards and 32 touchdowns on 133 carries last year.