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Washington State standout linebacker Peyton Pelluer reportedly out for season with foot fracture

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team on Thursday, along with receiver Brandon Arconado. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team on Thursday, along with receiver Brandon Arconado. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

PULLMAN – Washington State middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer won’t play another snap this season after fracturing his foot during the first half of the Cougars’ game against Oregon State, the Lewiston Tribune first reported.

Pelluer’s father Scott told the Tribune his son would undergo surgery within two weeks before facing five to six months of rehabilitation. Scott Pelluer also confirmed the season-ending injury to The Seattle Times.

Pelluer, a senior who’s started in 34 consecutive games for the Cougars, left for the locker room early in the second quarter of Saturday’s Pac-12 opener and never returned to the field.

WSU coach Mike Leach generally doesn’t address injuries and told reporters, “we haven’t lost anybody,” during Monday’s press conference. Leach later said, “we’re 100 percent healthy” and when asked if Pelluer would suit up for the Cougars this week, the coach said “you bet.”

Pelluer ackowledged that he’d played his final game for WSU in a Twitter exchange with Rush linebacker Frankie Luvu Monday afternoon. Luvu posted a photo of the two and wrote, “Keep my brother in your prayers!” Pelluer responded by saying, “Thank you brother. Blessed to play my last snaps with you!!”

Other teammates, both current and former, wrote heartfelt messages to Pelluer on social media throughout the day.