Per Coach Cristobal’s press conference, two injured Ducks will miss the entirety of the 2019 season. Sophomore linebacker Adrian Jackson and true freshman wide receiver J.R. Waters.
Breaking: Oregon's Mario Cristobal announces two Ducks out for season. https://t.co/nnRy8RnfQz— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) September 2, 2019
Both players suffered foot injuries during fall practice so thus were unavailable for the game on Saturday.
Waters’ injury leaves an already dangerously depleted receiver corps even more perilously thin. There’s more depth in the linebacker group but not by much. Some young guys like M.J. Cunningham and Tre’ven Ma’ae will have to step up in Jackson’s absence.
As a result of all the injuries at wide receiver position, Daewood Davis has moved back after practicing as a defensive back during the spring and fall. He will be used at both WR and DB until the injured players come back. In addition to Davis, TE Spencer Webb was moved to receiver as well to cover that beleaguered position.
Cristobal said Daewood Davis is moving back to WR due to rash of injuries at the position. Spencer Webb's role will be expanded.— Ryan Thorburn (@rgduckfootball) September 2, 2019
On top of all that, the Ducks got a tremendous scare on Saturday when QB Justin Herbert’s knee collided with an Auburn defender’s knee.
Positive news, WR Juwan Johnson and TE Cam McCormick are “day to day” with their injuries. Both were game time decisions and McCormick was seen warming up so hopefully those two are back soon.
Please stay healthy, Ducks!