The status of several injured Oregon Ducks is unspecified entering the regular season finale at Oregon State.
Starting center Alex Forsyth missed his first game of the season due to a right shoulder injury. Offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson left last week’s win over Utah after getting his leg rolled up on. Receiver Chase Cota has missed the last three games due to an unspecified injury he suffered earlier this month at Cal.
Oregon coach Dan Lanning declined to detail the status of any of those three players. Forsyth and Cota each went through pregame warmups against Utah in full pads.
Ryan Walk, who injured his leg against Washington, started at center for the No. 10 Ducks (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) against Utah. Offensive lineman Steven Jones also returned after missing eight games with a foot injury.
“We have a lot of tough kids,” Lanning said. “It’s that time of year when you’re banged up and you’re hurting and it’s not Week 1 anymore. We have a lot of guys that are banged up and Ryan is certainly one of those guys that’s battled through it, made sure he’s made a way to the field.”
Oregon offensive lineman Dave Iuli, linebacker Devon Jackson and defensive tackle Ben Roberts have played in four games, the limit to preserve a redshirt. Lanning said that has “no bearing on their availability” for this week. Those three freshmen have consistently been on UO’s travel squad.