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The Dillon Brooks Diagnosis

Oregon fans can collectively breathe a deep sigh of relief

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EUGENE, Oregon — Oregon star Dillon Brooks has been diagnosed with a sprained left foot. The Ducks avoided a major disaster, as fans everywhere can finally exhale. His timetable for return is TBD.

The scary moment against the Cal Bears on Thursday evening from MKA was just that, a scare. Brooks hobbled off the floor before halftime with a noticeable limp.

Brooks was evaluated by the UO medical staff on Friday morning.

Justifiably, fans were correct to worry. Brooks re-injured the same foot that required offseason surgery. His walking boot is merely a precaution.

California v Oregon
Oregon head coach Dana Altman found himself in a better mood after the Dillon Brooks news. The Duck star will miss time, but the injury is far less serious than imagined.
Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The All-American candidate will not play against Stanford on Saturday afternoon.

On a side note, if you’re planning on attending today’s game, please avoid the FERRY STREET BRIDGE.

Due to large crowds gathering around the Federal Courthouse, UO officials and local authorities in Eugene are advising fans to expect delays from the downtown location.

It is suggested that fans cross the Willamette River from the north. Exit via the Pioneer Parkway exit in Springfield, or by following I-105 West to Seventh Street.

From 18th, MKA can be reached by traveling north on Agate or Villard streets.

UO shuttles and LTD buses are operating normally, but delays are expected.

Regardless, Oregon needs to refocus without their star. The Stanford Cardinal (10-8, 2-4 Pac-12) are in town for a vulnerable Duck squad from Matthew Knight Arena. Tip is set for 3:00 p.m. PCT.

No. 11 Oregon will be looking to extend their school-record home win-streak to 38 games. The Ducks currently find themselves on a 15-game win streak overall.

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