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WVU redshirt freshman David Long makes his first career start against Kansas State. (PHOTO: Scott Lituchy) WVU redshirt freshman David Long makes his first career start against Kansas State. (PHOTO: Scott Lituchy)

Linebacker David Long Jr. suffered a knee injury during summer conditioning and will miss the first month of the season, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman on Wednesday.

Long started in 10 games last season and finished with 63 total tackles, 35 of them unassisted, and 4.5 tackles for loss. He had four solo stops in his career debut against Missouri and finished off a successful season with a career-high 11 tackles against Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

The redshirt sophomore joins linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton and safety Kyzir White as the only starters returning on Tony Gibson’s defense. Dravon Askew-Henry also adds to that list, he returns this season after missing 2016 due to a knee injury suffered in preseason camp.

WVU has yet to comment on Long’s injury. Stick with West Virginia Illustrated for the latest updates.

West Virginia opens up the 2017 season on September 3 against Virginia Tech in Landover, Maryland.

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