Oregon’s season-opening win came with a not-so-insignificant loss.
Late in the first quarter of Saturday’s 58-24 win over Bowling Green, Cam McCormick went down with an injury to his left leg. After spending the remainder of the game on the sidelines in a boot, it was subsequently confirmed that the tight end had suffered a broken bone in the leg.
As a result of the injury, the redshirt sophomore McCormick, who entered the 2018 season as the Ducks’ starter at the tight end position, will miss the remainder of the season.
“He’ll be sorely missed not only as a player but as a teammate,” head coach Mario Cristobal stated. “The guys certainly love him. The hospital was a packed place for him in support of him.”
After redshirting as a true freshman, McCormack caught six passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. The start in Week 1 was the third of his career.
With McCormack sidelined for the duration of the year, Jacob Breeland is expected to assume the starting job. Breeland started 11 games for the Ducks in 2017, but was beaten out for the job by McCormack by the time summer camp wrapped up.