Wednesday, Oregon’s starting quarterback confirmed that he has a broken index finger on his right (throwing) hand. Adams sustained the injury in the season-opening win over his old team, Eastern Washington, and played through it in the Week 2 road loss to Michigan State.
When it comes to this weekend’s game against Georgia State, the player himself is uncertain if he’ll see the field, even as he sounds optimistic he will.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” the senior signal-caller said. “It’s a game-time decision. It’s feeling good. I feel like I’m going to play.”
Whether or not the fact that UO opens Pac-12 play against Utah the following weekend will play into any decision made by the player or the team is unknown, although this week’s opponent allows all parties to err on the side of caution as GSU is just 2-24 since moving up to the FBS level in 2013.
If Adams is sidelined, Jeff Lockie would get the call under center. Lockie, a junior, spent the 2014 season as Marcus Mariota‘s primary backup, completing 75 percent of his 28 passes for 207 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
Prior to Adams’ arrival as a graduate transfer, Lockie had widely been expected to take over for Mariota.