Maybe one of these seasons the Warriors will avoid an injury to a key player. This isn’t one of those years.
Joey Iosefa, Jerrol Garcia-Williams … and now linebacker Julian Gener.
Gener, who underwent surgery to repair a fractured right fibula on Tuesday, will miss at least a month. The Warriors will fill his spot, of course, with Benneton Fonua or Tevita Lataimua. Fonua achieved his first sack and interception of his UH career in the Rice game. Lataimua might be available after missing the past two games with an ankle injury.
What UH will miss is Gener’s temperament. As charming a person as he is off the field, Gener is ornery and aggressive on the field — perfect qualities for a player in the middle of an attacking defense. Gener will be missed.
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The memory service for Thelma Toby Hae Hae Paresa Chow is scheduled for tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church.
Visitation will be from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with services to follow. Burial will be held at Diamond Head Cemetery at 2:15 p.m.