The last significant update on the injury status of Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is that he had a meniscus tear in his left knee, though the injury was not expected to be season-ending.
Turns out that was, um, accurate.
Mike Riley announced Thursday that Mannion will dress for this Saturday’s game against Utah, just under two weeks after suffering the injury; whether he’ll play or not is a different story.
“I don’t let anybody dress down that can’t play in the games,” Riley said.
If Mannion can’t go, junior Cody Vaz will get his second start of the season. Vaz played remarkably in a win last weekend over BYU.
Still, Mannion feels he’s ready if called upon.
I feel great,” Mannion said. “I feel like I could have gone a little earlier (than Wednesday) but it felt wiser to leave it in the doctors’ hands. But right now I feel awesome, I feel 100 percent. I was obviously really excited for my team (vs. BYU), but it’s hard to watch and not get to be there and be a part of it. It’s different to watch a game on TV, so I’m very glad I’ll be able to suit up and participate.”
(Hat tip: Oregonian)