Two weeks ago, Oregon running back Royce Freeman went down with a lower leg injury during the Ducks’ loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He wasn’t able to play against the Colorado Buffaloes last weekend, but it looks like he will be back on the field as the team tries to avoid losing a third straight game this weekend.
Freeman is healthy and will be on the field this weekend against the Washington State Cougars. Running back coach Gary Campbell confirmed that he is healthy enough to play after Tuesday’s practice.
“He’s been practicing full, so I expect him to be 100 percent,” Campbell said.
Coming into the season, Freeman was expected to be a contender for the Heisman Trophy. While that likely won’t happen now, you can expect him to still try and make a huge impact for the Ducks.
He is just 1,555 yards away from breaking LaMichael James’ Oregon career record for rushing yards, but it would be hard for him to break that with just eight games left in the regular season. Freeman came into the season with 3,203 yards, which he pushed up to after breaking James’ single-season record for rushing yards with 1,838 in 2015.
It will be interesting to see how much he actually plays and how much of an impact he makes against the Cougars on Saturday. The two teams meet up in Pullman on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. EDT with the game airing on PAC-12 Network.
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