OL Webb will miss 2017 season

Austin Webb and his mom, Jamie

Offensive lineman Austin Webb is recovering from a MRSA infection and will not play for the Warriors this coming season.

Webb, who is recovering at his family’s home in Dallas, said he plans to attend classes in the fall.

“I’m going to root for my boys this season and I’m praying for the team,” Webb told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in a telephone interview today.

Doctors believe it was in late February or early March when he contracted the infection in his right femur. He still participated in spring training and the offseason conditioning program.

But after noticeable pain and discoloration in his leg, he was diagnosed with the bacterial infection in May. He underwent surgery on May 23.

Webb said he still cannot walk without the aid of a walker. A catheter known as a PICC line was inserted into his arm to provide medication during his recovery.

Webb, who is 6 feet 8 and 310 pounds, redshirted as a freshman in 2015 and was a member of the scout team in 2016. He practiced as a second-team offensive tackle during the past spring training.


  1. haka July 6, 2017 9:42 am

    Heal up Austin!
    Get & stay healthy ALL Warriors!
    Go Warriors!

  2. jm2375 July 6, 2017 10:05 am

    Fast healing to Austin Webb.

    Do they have an idea of how he was infected? I hope no one else was infected.
    Stay safe and keep those cuts, abrasions, etc clean and sterile.


  3. seewhy July 6, 2017 10:11 am

    Get well soon, Austin!

  4. seewhy July 6, 2017 10:11 am

    OL is looking a bit thin now…

  5. H-Man July 6, 2017 10:55 am

    Get well Austin !

  6. Duster July 6, 2017 11:25 am

    Infection in the femur – the thigh bone? How does that happen? I thought the entry point for MRSA is usually a break in the skin – infection progressed to bone? Wow. I’m glad that Austin was able to get it addressed. Get well!

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid July 6, 2017 11:48 am

    Healing prayers for the big guy!

    Stephen – will he be eligible for a medical redshirt year?

  8. Akamai Okole July 6, 2017 12:07 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Best wishes to Mr. Webb.

    OL? What’s the count?

    Das it

  9. A-House July 6, 2017 12:10 pm

    speedy and full recovery to Austin!

  10. A-House July 6, 2017 12:14 pm

    seems the 2017 “off-season” is taking its toll on the players — enough already!!!

    what appeared to be several layers now becoming kinda “chilly” — more movement by position coaches to shore up the OL/DL?

    ST: will Kavapalu (sp) be here for summer camp?

  11. DaveLetterMan July 6, 2017 1:19 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!
    Healing prayers for Austin. Also, heard Kalepo is making positive progress.
    A-House, Kavapalu is being recruited for 2018.

  12. Paniolo July 7, 2017 3:06 am

    When Austin Webb first committed to our Warrior football team, I was really excited and amazed. A 6’8″ 300 plus pound Offensive lineman. But I am just dumbfounded as to why he never was on the field during the past two season. I kept wondering whether he was still with the team. Now Austin has this unfortunate bacteria that will keep him out of the 2017 season. I am still confused as to why Chris Naoele or Coach Rolo never placed Austin in the game when he didn’t have this unfortunate bacteria? Of course I am hoping everything turns out well for Austin an that he will return for 2018 as a STARTER!. Now I don’t know if 2018 will be his final year.

  13. Sangamon Keith July 7, 2017 3:43 am

    #12 Paniolo: I felt the same excitement but have had a slightly more patient view of all the recruits. There is a need for improved technique, strength and conditioning regardless of size for most recruits. Webb has lost 50 pounds since arriving which tells me he needed to become quicker and more fit. He may still need to work on total body strength. I am still hopeful that Austin will prove out as a D-1 o-lineman. The competition is increasing after the addition of new recruits … Emil Graves will likely contribute immediately … while Kipper, Maama and Vanterpool are all new freshmen who will likely start contributing after a redshirt year in 2017.

  14. cappie the dog July 7, 2017 4:34 am

    Nobody really knows for sure if Hawaii went 0-12 in 1998.

    It could have been Hawaii, or it could have been a lot of teams.

  15. Inyoface. July 7, 2017 8:28 am

    Will Ulu-Perry play a different position from center?

  16. Stephen Tsai July 7, 2017 9:08 am

    UH has a lot of options. It can go across with:
    • Allen/Wa‘a/UluPerry/Eli/Norman
    • Allen/Wa‘a/Eli/Hensley/Ulu-Perry
    • Allen/Wa‘a/Ulu-Perry/Hensley/Norman
    Basically, UH has eight linemen who are deserving of starting jobs, and they also added four good recruits and Eperone Moananu is pau with his redshirt year, so there are options, despite the some of the recent losses.

  17. Stephen Tsai July 7, 2017 9:09 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=44020

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