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No. 4 Washington loses top tackler Victor to leg injury

Linebacker Azeem Victor #36 of the Washington Huskies (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Linebacker Azeem Victor #36 of the Washington Huskies (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Washington linebacker Azeem Victor was carted off the field with his right leg stabilized after going down with an injury in the second quarter against Southern California on Saturday.

Victor’s leg twisted awkwardly as he helped stop USC’s Justin Davis on a routine running play. Victor stayed down and medical staff for Washington rushed out to attend to him. His leg was placed in an air cast and he was sitting up in the cart as he was driven off the field. Fans gave him a loud ovation as he rode off.

Victor, a junior, leads the Huskies with 68 tackles this season. Earlier this week the Huskies found out that they would be without pass rusher Joe Mathis (foot surgery) for the rest of the season.