Head Coach Mario Cristobal held his weekly press conference this afternoon and updated media on several injuries that have been ongoing.
Mario Cristobal said both Mycah Pittman and Brenden Schooler have been cleared to play. Juwan Johnson is “progressing.” Devin Williams now officially a part of Oregon’s team.— Ryan Thorburn (@rgduckfootball) October 2, 2019
It's great to see the receiver room getting a boost with those Schooler and Pittman back cleared to play. Whether or not, they get immediately thrust into the action this weekend remains to be seen. If they are, expect them to be on a pitch count. In regards to Juwan Johnson, it is a complete mystery as to why is he still “progressing” and “day to day”. May he return soon and contribute during the stretch run.
Devon Williams was spotted at practice and was officially announced to the roster via Cristobal when the matter was settled and not prematurely on social media unlike the program in Corvallis. The Beavers’ Twitter post is still up for posterity almost seven days after the fact by the way.
And in more disappointing news on the injury front, QB Cale Millen has an upper body issue that will sideline him for the season — he was on track to redshirt as it was — and OL Justin Johnson has taken a medical retirement. Can stay on scholarship and remain in school. #GoDucks— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) October 2, 2019
In more unfortunate health news, true freshman QB Cale Millen will be out for the season due to a shoulder injury. He’s solidly in the redshirt camp now and will not see any on field reps until spring practice in 2020. This probably isn’t good news for his Eugene tenure as he missed some of spring camp, the spring game, and fall camp due to shoulder issues. This news leaves just two scholarship QBs on the roster for the 2019 season. Expect Bradley Yaffe to take on third string duties in lieu of Millen’s absence.
Redshirt Freshman OL Justin Johnson has chosen to medically retire due to injury. It is unfortunate as he was in line to compete for a spot next season. He can remain on scholarship and finish school but more importantly, won’t count towards the 85 man scholarship limit for recruiting purposes. He was a three star recruit from the state of Pennsylvania.
We at Addicted to Quack wish the best of luck to Justin Johnson as he moves forward in his education and Once a Duck, Always a Duck.