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Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert suffers broken collarbone in win

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A huge blow for the Ducks early in the season.

NCAA Football: California at Oregon Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Cal Bears on Saturday night in Eugene, but the win came at a cost.

While rushing for a touchdown that gave Oregon a 17-0 lead late in the first quarter, Herbert injured his collarbone and was taken out of the game. Later, it was confirmed that Herbert broke his collarbone on the play.

Herbert is expected to miss the next four to six weeks recovering from the injury. If there is a silver lining, the injury occurred to his non-throwing shoulder.

The injury comes at a tough time for the Ducks, who now will face some tough opponents without their starting quarterback. If Herbert is indeed out for six weeks, he wouldn't come back until November 18 when Oregon plays Arizona. The Ducks don't have their bye week until November 11. In between, Oregon will play a number of ranked opponents, including Washington State, Utah and Washington.

Next up on the depth chart is Taylor Allie, who completed nine passes for 41 yards with no touchdowns and one interception last night.