As if facing Michigan State’s defense in East Lansing was not already a difficult enough task for Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams, now it appears he will have to do so while playing with an index finger injury. For a quarterback, of course, this injury is a tad more significant than it may be for most other positions.
A report this morning from ESPN.com this morning says Adams injured his index finger in Oregon’s season opener last week against his former school, Eastern Washington. Adams was banged up at time against his former teammates at Eastern Washington, but the word of an index finger injury is new. For now, the plan is still to have Adams lead the Ducks offense on the road tonight against Michigan State. If Adams is unable to get a grip on the football and his throws, do not be surprised to see Oregon throw Jeff Lockie into the mix.
Adams completed 19 of 25 pass attempts for 246 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week for Oregon. He also rushed for 94 yards on 114 rushing attempts.