As if the season-ending injuries to safety John Boyett wasn’t enough, Oregon got more bad injury news on Monday regarding offensive lineman Carson York.
York left practice on crutches and confirmed to media members that he’s out for the year with a broken right kneecap. York was injured during last Saturday’s game against Fresno State, though he said Monday that he’s not sure if the injury is related to the one he sustained in the 2012 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. The senior added that he is set for surgery on Tuesday.
The losses of both Boyett and York can’t be understated. York was a starter along the Ducks’ O-line for a majority of the past three years after redshirting in 2008. This year, he was named to the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy preseason watch lists.
Boyett was also a mult-year starter at safety and was one of the leaders of the Ducks defense.
(Hat tip: Rob Moseley of the Eugene Register-Guard)