The Oregon Ducks played one of their most complete games of the season on Friday night against Colorado, winning 45-3 but after the game injury concerns lingered over three key contributors to the Ducks. Oregon saw team receiving yard leader, tight end Jacob Breeland leave the game with a lower leg injury in the first quarter and then had two key defensive players, linebacker Troy Dye and defensive back Jevon Holland have to be helped off the field when the two collided in the second quarter.
After the game, Mario Cristobal provided a short injury update on the three Oregon starters with good news about the two defensive players.
“We feel that Troy (Dye) and Jevon (Holland) are pretty minor,” Cristobal said during his postgame press conference.
The news about Jacob Breeland though wasn’t as positive with Cristobal leaving his status as unknown right now. “We’re going to further assess Jake Breeland, so as soon as we get word on that, we’ll get that to you guys,” the coach said.
Senior tight end Jacob Breeland was taken to the medical tent after catching a 22-yard reception from Justin Herbert with 2:40 remaining in the first quarter.
The tight end caught the 22-yard reception, was tackled out of bounds and immediately began grabbing his leg. The game continued while Breeland was down on the sideline, only to get up a few minutes later and went immediately to the medical tent. Breeland would be taken off the field on crutches and returned to the sideline in sweats for the second half on crutches and with a knee brace on his left leg.
The early diagnosis on Holland and Dye was much more positive.
Oregon defensive back Jevon Holland was injured in the second quarter when he collided with Troy Dye’s helmet while making a tackle. Holland and Dye were both shaken up on the play but Dye returned to the sideline while Holland was carted off to the locker room.
FS1’s Bruce Feldman reported during the third quarter that Jevon Holland will be out for the remainder of the game. Holland returned to the sideline in a walking book but was seen celebrating with his teammates after an interception and participated in Oregon’s tradition of playing “Shout” before the fourth quarter.
Troy Dye did not appear in the second half but remained on the sideline the entire game and was seen holding his helmet near the defensive huddles on the sideline throughout the second half.
Mario Cristobal is expected to provide another injury update on the three players on Monday during his usual early-week press conference. The Ducks are set to travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies this coming weekend at 12:30 pm PT on ABC.