Heisman candidate Justin Herbert has injury scare on collision with Auburn defender

By Jesse Reed
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With just over six minutes remaining in Saturday night’s game between Oregon and Auburn, senior quarterback Justin Herbert went down with a knee injury.

Herbert had just delivered a pass when linebacker Owen Pappoe hit him, and their knees collided. The quarterback stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes and was attended to by a trainer before finally coming off the field under his own power.

Thankfully, he appeared to be okay and came back quickly into the game. However, the Oregon bench was certainly experiencing a bit of panic initially as the Heisman candidate lay on the turf holding his knee.