Oregon’s 35-32 loss to Nebraska in Week 3 is going to sting for a lot longer than a day.
According to 247Sports, junior wide receiver Devon Allen’s season is done after sustaining a leg injury in the fourth quarter against the Cornhuskers. The report states “it was feared by Oregon’s medical he tore his left ACL.”
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman confirmed the report.
SOURCE: #Oregon WR/Olympian Devon Allen is expected to miss the rest of the season w a knee injury. 1st reported by 247 sports.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 19, 2016
Here’s the play on which Allen’s injury occurred…
Typically, non-contact injuries don’t bode well for a player. However, there’s no official word (yet) on what the extent of the injury is. Oregon’s coaching staff doesn’t typically talk about injuries.
If the worst is realized, though, the Ducks lose one of their best big-play threats on offense. Allen, who competed in this summer’s Olympic games in Rio, only had four catches on the year, but averaged an eye-opening 35.25 yards per reception. All four grabs came in Week 2 vs. Virginia. He also had three rushing attempts on the season.
Still, Allen’s electrifying speed was something for which opposing defenses had to account. He ranked No. 2 in Feldman’s annual “Freaks” list. He was one of Oregon’s best pass-catchers in 2014, but sustained another knee injury before the national title game against Alabama.
Also injured in the Nebraska game was running back Royce Freeman. There has been no official word on the extent of his injury, either. Quite literally, the Ducks are limping out of that loss and could be down a pair of key offensive contributors, potentially limiting its explosiveness.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Report: Loss of Oregon’s big-play threat, Olympic star Devon Allen will sting