After being carried off to the locker room with what appeared to be a lower leg injury in the second half of the Oregon-Utah game on Saturday, it’s unclear if Oregon wide receiver Byron Marshall will be out for the rest of the season.
Sources are unclear as to what exact surgical procedures Marshall underwent yesterday — Oregon doesn’t routinely share information about injured players. However, official information regarding his status is expected to come from Oregon as soon as today.
Although his specific injury has still not been announced, sources have been quick to say that Marshall is “done” and that he won’t be playing anytime soon.
Still, with three months left in the season, so there is definitely a possibility that he could return before the season ends.
If the injury is too serious for him to return the field, it is possible that Marshall could seek a medical redshirt for the season, since he’s only played in four games.
It’s a big loss for Oregon to be losing one of their key offensive platers. Last year, he had just nine receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns. He has also demonstrated well on kick returns, leading the Pac-12 with an average of 27.5 yards per return (14 for 385).
For now, Marshall will be replaced on the starting lineup by redshirt junior Bralon Addison.
Get well soon, Marshall!
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