One of the key pieces of the most productive passing offense in the country this season won’t be available until the postseason, if then, Mike Riley said Tuesday.
Kevin Cummings suffered an injury to his wrist at some point during the Beavers’ loss to Stanford last Saturday. It was subsequently determined that surgery, which the wide receiver underwent earlier this would be required to repair the damage.
As a result, the head coach said, the senior will be lost for the remainder of the regular season. There’s a possibility Cummings could return for a bowl game, although that’s far from guaranteed.
Riley said the loss is a significant one for the Beavers’ offense not only when it comes to production but for leadership as well.
“It’s bad,” the coach said. “I really will miss him. He was such an easy guy to coach with his experience, his savvy and his investment was huge”
Through eight games, Cummings was fourth on the team in receptions (23) and receiving yards (254). He added a pair of receiving touchdowns as well.