By Dick Harmon
Tests Monday revealed Tialavea, a sophomore and projected starter, suffered tears on the ACL and MCL of his knee during Saturday's scrimmage. He will undergo surgery that will keep him out of the 2007 season.
Don't be surprised if he'll be replaced by a rotation of three bodies, a common practice last season with Tialavea and two other freshmen, Matangi Tonga and Romney Fuga. Tonga was suspended last winter and Fuga is serving an LDS mission.