Oregon freshman OL Justin Johnson forced to retire for medical reasons

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The Oregon Ducks have lost the fourth member of their 13th-ranked 2018 recruiting class.

Head football coach Mario Cristobal confirmed to 247 Sports that red-shirt freshman offensive lineman Justin Johnson has been forced into retirement for medical reasons.

A three-star recruit from Philadelphia’s Neumann-Goretti high school did not see the field for the Ducks as a freshman last season. He suffered yet another injury this past offseason and has been sidelined since.

Johnson joins the likes of fellow 2018 recruits Jalen Hall, Jamal Elliott and J.J. Tucker to leave the program.

As it relates to the Ducks, they head into this weekend’s big game against California at 3-1 on the season and ranked 13th nationally. This game could very well help decide who come out of the Pac-12.