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One of the Warriors’ top special-team players in recent years, Guyton Galdeira, today rejoined the UH football team.
“I’m just happy to be on the team again,” Galdeira said.
Galdeira left the team in the spring after signing a contract to perform as a dancer/singer/actor in a Waikiki show. Because of the tough economic times, the show closed Friday.
But head coach Greg McMackin and associate head coach /Rich Miano invited Galdeira to rejoin the team. Galdeira took his medical examination and attended an orientation session. If things go according to plan, he might be able to suit up for this weekend’s game.
“It’s like Christmas in October,” Miano said of Galdeira’s return.
Linebacker Tyson Kafentzis said: “He is a juggernaut on special teams. He’s an impact player. Everybody waiting for him to come back — wishing, praying.And then it happened. It’s beautiful.”
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Brett Symonds and Dan Kelly watch the final phase of practice from the end-zone hill:
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Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea said he might be able to decide this week the course of treatment he will need for his triceps injury.
Savaiigaea missed the first three games because of a partial tear to his left triceps. Against San Jose State, he suffered another tear, but this time to the outside portion of his left triceps. He said an MRI confirmed the latest tear.
He said if he has surgery, his season is over. If he continues with non-surgical rehabilitation, there is a possibility he might be able to play again this season. For sure, he will not play this week.
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Blaze Soares said he wants to return for next week’s Boise State game.
He has not played this season because of a calf injury. He was cleared to practice two weeks ago, but aggravated the injury while running on a treadmill.
He said he will not be medically cleared to practice this week, but there is a possibility he will be activated next week.
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For those who wondered, including a reporter new to town, Inoke Funaki said he is “full” Tongan. Both of his parents, he said, are “from the rock.”
Funaki said some have wondered if his surname is Japanese. The confusion, he said, heightened because Kazuyoshi Funaki (no relation) is a long-jump skier who won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics.