On Monday, Oregon State coach Mike Riley announced that starting quarterback Sean Mannion would be out indefinitely with a knee injury. On Tuesday, a few more details were released about Mannion’s injury.
The sophomore’s injury is to his meniscus in his left knee and he is expected to enter surgery soon. Obviously, that means he’ll be out for this Saturday’s game against BYU — that was expected — but as soon as he begins the recovery process, he’ll be upgraded to “week-to-week.”
The injury is not expected to be season-ending.
“It’s natural for him to be disappointed or angry,” Riley said. “He’s just really disappointed about this. It’s not going to go away fast. He’s very much invested, engaged and committed. He helped lead this team from January to where we are now. He’ll be all right, get this thing done and start rehabbing and be back.”
As was noted at the beginning of the week, junior Cody Vaz will be the starter for the Beavers going forward.
(Hat tip: Corvallis Gazette-Times)