However, UNLV coach Mike Sanford said that Fuimaono's injury may not be as serious as first feared.
"The doctors said there's nothing significant from the MRI that would keep him out of the (San Diego State) game," Sanford said. "In other words, he doesn't need surgery right away. It's all based on his ability to use that arm and his ability to deal with the pain."
Fuimaono dressed and took part in some conditioning drills during the bye week. But Sanford said he was still unsure if Starr would be able to play against the Aztecs.
"We probably won't know until Thursday or Friday," Sanford said.
If Fuimaono, who is also a valuable member of UNLV's nickel and dime schemes, can't play, he'll likely be replaced by sophomore Jason Beauchamp and also possibly true freshman safety Shane Horton in some alignments.
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