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Mario Benavides incurred a shoulder injury during a University of Louisville football practice Monday.Mario BenavidesThe senior center, who is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy for interior lineman and the Rimington Trophy for centers, was missing in practice Tuesday.The extent of the injury has yet to be determined but a source indicated that it could be serious and possibly affect his outlook for the season.The Los Fresnos, Texas native missed the first three games last season due to a knee injury.
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