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Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux was hurt early in Saturday's game against Fresno State and did not return as the No. 12 Ducks rallied for a 34-21 win in Eugene.
Thibodeaux suffered an apparent leg injury during the first quarter and was seen going into the tent for treatment. After having his ankle taped, he briefly returned to the game but left the game for good just before halftime. He later came out to the sidelines in street clothes and a walking boot on his foot.
Thibodeaux, who is a preseason All-American selection and a projected top-five pick in next year's NFL draft, had two tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble, before he left the game.
Oregon held a 21-13 lead over Fresno State at the half before the Bulldogs rallied for 11 unanswered points during the third and start of the fourth quarter to take a 24-21 lead.
The Ducks answered back with a 25-yard field with 7:41 remaining in the game and then held Fresno to a three-and-out on the Bulldogs' next possession.
On the enusing drive, Oregon went 63 yards after Mycah Pittman's 17-yard punt return, including Anthony Brown's 32-yard completion to Johnny Johnson III. On fourth-and-2 from the Fresno 30-yard line, Brown faked the option pitch to CJ Verdell and eluded the defense for the game-winning 30-yard touchdown run with less than three minutes remaining.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux hurts leg in Ducks' win over Fresno State