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Oregon State’s starting QB out indefinitely from knee surgery

Sean Mannion, Travis Long AP

Cracking the Associated Press‘ top 10 after Week 6 demonstrates just how far Oregon State has come under Mike Riley after a pair of down years. Certainly not the only reason, but a big one nevertheless, has been the improvement of quarterback Sean Mannion.

However, the injury bug has struck the Beavers once again in a major way. Riley announced Monday that Mannion will be out indefinitely to recovery from knee surgery. Mannion sustained the injury during Saturday’s win against Washington State, but the extent of it isn’t known.

We just found that out this morning,” Riley said. “Sean is not going to play. He’s going to have a surgery and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.”

Suffice to say, this is a tremendous blow with a road game at BYU coming up this Saturday. Mannion is the only quarterback to have recorded any passing stats this season. Junior Cody Vaz and freshman Brent VanderVeen are the other scholarship quarterbacks on roster. Vaz would in all likelihood get the start for Oregon State. One-time starter Ryan Katz has transferred to San Diego State.

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9 Responses to “Oregon State’s starting QB out indefinitely from knee surgery”
  1. hor2012 says: Oct 8, 2012 4:59 PM

    This really too bad. The ducks are having a pretty good year. I hope the young man can make it back soon.

  2. beavers49ers says: Oct 8, 2012 5:07 PM

    We will rally around Cody Vaz, and play good Football.

  3. duklover says: Oct 8, 2012 6:05 PM

    Actually they are the Beavers, but folks from Oregon are used to folks not knowing Oregon State from Oregon. Feel bad for the Beavers, looking forward to a great civil war game at Thanksgiving time.

  4. lew24 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:23 PM

    Well..He’s right…the Ducks are having a pretty good year! Lol!

  5. beavertonsteve says: Oct 9, 2012 12:52 AM

    Having a good QB isn’t that important. The Bruins have Matt Barkley and they still got beat by Cal.

  6. manchestermiracle says: Oct 9, 2012 1:32 AM

    Some things never change. As usual very few people know anything about the Pac12.

    beavertonsteve: The Bruins have Brett Hundley and Richard Brehaut playing at QB. The USC Trojans start Matt Barkley. Barkley and the Trojans beat Cal. It was Stanford that blew up their season. That’s okay, hor2012 doesn’t know a Duck from a Beaver.

    I disagree with your assessment that “having a good qb isn’t that important.” I could cite several examples just from the past year or so, but it’s late and I need sleep. However, I seriously doubt that West Virginia is even a top 10 team, let alone #5 in the AP poll and #4 in the coaches’ poll, without Geno Smith keeping one step ahead of what his defense is giving up.

  7. beavertonsteve says: Oct 9, 2012 3:52 AM

    Yeah, I was trying to pick a player so obvious that nobody could mistake the sarcasm. You’d never see someone confuse USC for UCLA, It’s just sad that someone doesn’t know the difference between the #2 and #10 football teams in the country.

  8. manchestermiracle says: Oct 9, 2012 9:16 AM

    Oh. Sarcasm. That’s difficult to do in print. Sorry. Yes, despite the Ducks having been good for some time people still can’t tell the two Oregon schools apart. That happens when a huge portion of the country’s population goes to bed about the time games on the West coast are starting. Still nice to see an original Pac8 team doing well.

  9. 160hfalligatorhater says: Oct 9, 2012 10:39 AM

    Huh? People on the East Coast can’t stay up after 10:30 PM? On a Saturday night? Wow! Go West – we stay up real late out here, don’t sleep our lives away.

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