Oregon QB Justin Herbert Out 4–6 Weeks With Broken Collarbone

Oregon QB Justin Herbert is out with a broken collarbone, but he is expected back later this season, a source told SI Sunday morning.
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Oregon QB Justin Herbert is out with a broken collarbone on his non-throwing shoulder, a source told SI Sunday morning. Herbert is expected to miss four to six weeks.

The talented 6'6", 230-pound sophomore was injured in Saturday’s 45–24 victory over Cal. Herbert has blossomed into one of the top young quarterbacks in college football piloting the Ducks’ new Gulf Coast Offense. He is completing over 68% of his passes, has thrown for 1,264 yards and has a 9–2 touchdown to interception ratio. He has also rushed for 116 yards and three more touchdowns. Oregon, off to a 4–1 start, leads the nation in scoring at 50 points per game and ranks No. 8 in the nation in total offense.

Senior Taylor Alie and touted freshman Braxton Burmeister both played in relief of Herbert against Cal and are expected to battle for the starting job this week at practice.