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To the dismay of Oregon Duck fans everywhere, it appears that star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux will not be playing against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.
Thibodeaux did not warm up with the team and rather stood in street clothes on the sideline while skill position players warmed up in front of him.
FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman weighed in before the game, saying that he heard Thibodeaux was ‘doubtful to play.’
“Hearing that Oregon star edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is very doubtful to play today at Ohio State,” Feldman said on Twitter. “He’s not been able to do much in practice this week on his ankle beyond rehab work.”
Throughout the week, head coach Mario Cristobal provided a couple of updates, mentioning that things were progressing in the right direction. However, Cristobal said on Wednesday that Thibodeaux would be day-to-day leading up to the game.
In Week 1, Thibodeaux went down after getting rolled up on, but he eventually returned to the field after getting his ankle taped. Following halftime, however, Thibodeaux didn’t return, and instead was standing on the sideline in street clothes with a walking boot.
With Thibodeaux out of the game, the Ducks will have to rely on Jake Shipley and Treven Ma’ae at the Joker linebacker position.