Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. reportedly has a broken right index finger on his throwing hand that will bother him for several weeks.
Adams sustained the injury during the season opener on Sept. 5 vs. Eastern Washington, his former school. Oregon has not confirmed the severity of the injury, but no indication has been given that it will prevent Adams from playing. Fentress’s sources did not specify the extent to which Adams’s finger was broken.
Adams completed 22 of 39 pass attempts for 309 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Oregon’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday, saying afterward that his finger—taped after the game— did not bother him. He also accepted blame for the loss, saying he missed too many open receivers.
“Wide open receivers. I have to be better than that. I have to make those throws,” Adams said. “It was a chance to win the game. That could have changed everything if I would have put it right on him.”
Over Oregon’s first two games, Adams completed 41 of 64 pass attempts for 555 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed on 28 attempts for 100 yards and one touchdown.
If Adams cannot play, Oregon’s backup is redshirt junior Jeff Lockie, who has played in 20 games over his career at Oregon.
The Ducks will host Georgia State on Saturday.
- Mike Fiammetta