Cal safety Avery Sebastian out for the season

September 8, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears defensive back Avery Sebastian (4) and defensive back Tyre Ellison (31) combine against Southern Utah Thunderbirds running back Myles Crawford-Harris (26) during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. The California Golden Bears defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 50-31. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

After suffering a tough 44-30 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday night, the California Golden Bears received more bad news Tuesday.

Cal has lost starting safety Avery Sebastian for the season.

Back on August 12, Jeff Faraudo of the San Jose Mercury News reported Sebastian was taken away in an ambulance after an ugly collision in practice.

“I think anytime they have to drive an ambulance on your field, guys get concerned,” Cal coach Sonny Dykes told reporters.

Sebastian, who was reportedly unconscious for up to 15 minutes, was released from the hospital the next day, resumed football activities and started Cal’s opener Saturday night.

Tuesday, Dykes announced Sebastian would miss the remainder of the season after Sebastian tore his Achilles tendon in Saturday night’s game.  The injury occurred in the second quarter.

As a sophomore in 2012, Sebastian played in all 12 games and made three starts.

Before leaving Saturday’s game, Sebastian had already made 11 tackles.

The Bears will take on Portland State Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Topics: Avery Sebastian, California Golden Bears

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