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Virgina DE Burney to miss rest of season

Virginia starting defensive end Richard Burney will miss the remainder of the 2020 season because of an undisclosed medical issue, coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

The senior captain missed most of the 2018 season due to blood clots in his lungs. He played in all 14 of the Cavaliers’ games in 2019, making six starts, and started five of six games this season.

“Richard is done for the season with a health injury,” Mendenhall told reporters on Tuesday. “Our team has been saddened by that. Again, he won’t be with the team in an active way through the remainder of this season. He will be back with us, and hopefully on the sideline or just around, as soon as possible. “

Burney didn’t play Saturday when Virginia upset No. 15 North Carolina 44-41.

Virginia (2-4) is down to five healthy players on the defensive line. Junior Aaron Faumui opted out, and redshirt freshman Ben Smiley is out with an unspecified injury.

The Cavaliers host Louisville (2-5) on Saturday night.

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