Oregon bounced back from a bad loss in Week 4 with a huge win at home against Cal Saturday, but it came with a cost. According to Jen Beyrle of The Oregonian, quarterback Justin Herbert suffered a broken collarbone.
Sources confirm Oregon QB Justin Herbert broke his collarbone
— Jen Beyrle (@JenBeyrle) October 1, 2017
Herbert was injured in the first half, along with running back Royce Freeman and receiver Dillon Mitchell.
Though coach Willie Taggert would not confirm Herbert has a broken collarbone, he did admit after the game that his team’s rash of injuries was something he’s never seen before.
“I’ve never been a part of that many,” Taggart said, per the Associated Press. “Whew, that was crazy.”
Herbert has been a tremendous weapon for the Ducks this season. Before exiting Saturday’s game, he had completed 7-of-8 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown and had run in another score. On the season, Herbert has 1,264 yards passing with nine touchdowns and two interceptions.