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Punahou will be without the services of senior outside linebacker Seyddrick Lakalaka for most of the season, Buffanblu head coach Kale Ane said Monday.
Lakalaka, who has a foot injury, was a big part of the team that finished 8-2 and lost 27-23 to Saint Louis for the ILH championship last season.
“Seyddrick will be out for a long period of time, we think,” Ane said. “Looks like the majority of the season, but he may be back toward the end of the season, when all the big games are.
“It’s a bone in his foot. It’s sensitive and weight-bearing and it takes time. He is going back to the doctor to get a full report.”
Lakalaka was a second-team ILH All-Star at linebacker at year ago.
Another Punahou senior, two-way lineman Jack-Eli Tufono, is still recuperating from an ACL injury he suffered in basketball in the winter.
“He may be back by the end of August or early September, which is when we start (the ILH season),” Ane said. “He’s been working hard and progressing really well.”