Oregon Ducks Injury Report: Huff Downgraded to Doubtful


Once again, the Ducks will be left without their expected top receiver after landing awkwardly on his knee during the Fresno State game.

Dec 2, 2011; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks receiver Josh Huff reacts after the Pac-12 Championship game against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium. Oregon defeated UCLA 49-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Josh Huff was downgraded to doubtful yesterday, according to an injury report provided by DonBest.com. Before than injury, Huff had two receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown in the opening game against Arkansas State.

Oregon didn’t have much depth at wide receiver, and losing Huff is a humongous loss. Until his recovery, expect DeAnthony Thomas to play more of a role in receiving along with his running duties.

Thomas currently leads all receivers with 13 catches for 165 yards and three touchdowns. The next best receiver that’s emerged this season is freshman Bralon Addison. He has just three less yards collected than Thomas and was dazzling with three catches for 83 yards. Late in the third quarter, Marcus Mariota hit Addison for a 55-yard touchdown reception to go up 28-0.

For Washington State, original starter Jeff Tuel will still be out. Connor Halliday will again likely be the starter. He’s currently completing just 54.3 percent of his passes, but does have 855 yards for eight touchdowns. It’s been a high-risk, high-reward “air raid” attack with Halliday at the helm, also throwing for five picks against an FCS team and two teams ranked no higher than 74th in passing defense.

Other injury updates:

Washington State

  • Probable: Offensive lineman Dan Spitz
  • Questionable: Running back Rickey Galvin, offensive lineman Rico Forbes, defensive end Destiny Vaeao, offensive lineman Wade Jacobsen

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