Oregon safety Avery Patterson out for year with torn ACL

Tuesday November 13th, 2012

Avery Patterson Avery Patterson will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL (Otto Gruele Jr, Getty Images)

Things just got a little tougher for the #2 college football team in the country.

The Portland Oregonian reports that Oregon Ducks safety Avery Patterson will play not further part this season due to a torn ACL. Patterson injured his knee in the second quarters of the Ducks' 59-17 win over Cal on Saturday. The loss is yet another big one for Oregon's defense - the team has already been playing this year without safety John Boyett after the defensive leader underwent season-ending surgery in September, and there have been numerous other injuries throughout the defensive lineup.

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