The Ducks were handed their worst loss of the season on Saturday when they fell to Utah 38-7. While the loss was bad in itself, the Ducks also saw some players miss the game or leave the game with injuries.
Injuries have plagued the Ducks all season wrong, and Head Coach Mario Cristobal updated the status of numerous Ducks on Monday ahead of the rivalry matchup.
Safety Verone McKinley
McKinley left the Utah game early after what appeared to be a head injury. Cristobal updated his status on Monday saying, “Verone is good.”
Offensive Lineman Ryan Walk
“Ryan Walk will still be another couple of weeks,” Cristobal said. Walk left the game against Washington and was sorely missed against the Utes as the Ducks put up just 63 rushing yards and surrendered three sacks.
Safety Steve Stevens
“Steve Stevens will still be out,” Cristobal said of the defensive back. Stephens hasn't played since Oct. 30 when the Ducks played Colorado.
Tight End DJ Johnson
The part-time offense and part time-defensive player was given a “day-to-day” designation by Cristobal. Johnson hasn’t played in the previous two games against Washington State and Utah.
Defensive Tackle Keyon Ware-Hudson
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“Keyon will probably be out,” Cristobal said. Ware-Hudson also missed the crucial matchup with Utah as well as games against Washington.
Quarterback Anthony Brown
Brown was taking hits all game but played through any injury he may have sustained. Cristobal seems confident he will be fine ahead of the regular season finale.
“Quarterback is healthy,” Cristobal said. “We've planned some really good stuff up until this last game. We will continue working on putting together our best game plan to play better. We didn't do a good enough job last game."
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