October 09, 2010
James Rodgers, elder half of Oregon State's Flying Rodgers Brothers, was his usual hyper-productive self today at Arizona, hauling in seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown on OSU's first series of the game to spark a 29-27 upset. Judging from the reaction of his knee on another long ball in the second quarter, that may have been the last score of the season, and possibly his last as a Beaver:
For the record, the touchdown on the play was negated by a flag for an ineligible man downfield.
I'm not that kind of doctor, but the consensus among pretty much everyone who saw the play is that Rodgers' season is likely over, in his first game after returning for a concussion induced by a nasty hit at Boise State. As a senior, it could also mean that his college career is over, unless he's able to appeal to the NCAA for a medical hardship granting a fifth year of eligibility. But let's hope, along with Beaver fans, that it doesn't come to that.