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USF’s K.J. Sails won’t finish the season due to knee injury

With the East Bay High alum no longer playing, the Bulls' active roster is currently at 64.
USF's K.J. Sails, right, defends Notre Dame junior Braden Lenzy earlier this season in South Bend, Ind.
USF's K.J. Sails, right, defends Notre Dame junior Braden Lenzy earlier this season in South Bend, Ind. [ USF Athletics ]
Published Nov. 17, 2020

TAMPA — USF senior cornerback K.J. Sails will not play his final two games of the season after sustaining a knee injury during Saturday’s 56-21 loss at Houston, coach Jeff Scott said Tuesday. Sails will not, however, require surgery while he recovers.

Sails, an East Bay High alumnus and local philanthropist who organized a unity walk through Tampa in June, finished the season with 22 tackles in eight games. In 2019, Sails finished with 42 tackles and three interceptions and was named to the American Athletic Conference second team.

The loss of Sails is yet another significant blow to USF’s already strained roster, which after COVID-19 issues, injuries and players simply opting out from playing, is down to 64.

“We have two graduate assistants dressing out and we are using our two kickers to help on our scout teams because that’s how thin we are,” Scott said. “We’re just doing everything we can so we have a chance to play on Saturday.”

The Bulls (1-7, 0-6) are scheduled to host Navy (3-4, 3-2) on Saturday at 8 p.m.