If you happen to see members of the Oregon football walking around campus with any available appendage crossed, you’ll soon understand why.
By way of the Oregonian, KEZI reporter Erik Elkin tweeted late Thursday afternoon that Ducks wide receiver “Bralon Addison suffered a non-contact injury to left knee at practice yesterday. Made a cut, went down. Diagnosis unknown.”
Because of the non-contact nature of the injury, the speculation is running rampant that Addison has an ACL issue even as the school has yet to offer an update on the receiver’s injury.
If the injury is as severe as some believe, however, it would be a significant blow to the Ducks’ offense.
In 2013, Addison was second on the team in receptions (61), receiving yards (890) and receiving touchdowns (seven). With Josh Huff off to the NFL, Addison is easily UO’s leading returning receiver — Daryle Hawkins went 23/347/3 to finish well behind Addison at No. 3.
UPDATED 7:37 p.m. ET: Unfortunately, the Ducks worst fears have been realized as, citing multiple team sources, Aaron Fentress of CSNNW.com is reporting that Addison suffered a torn ACL during a practice session earlier this week. According to the Oregonian, Addison will miss the entire 2014 season because of the knee injury.
UO is expected to officially announce the severity of the injury at some point before the start of the upcoming weekend.