The Oregon Ducks received some positive news on the injury front going into the Week 1 game against the Portland State Vikings, but there are some players on the roster who have been added to the list over the past couple of days.
On Monday night, it became clear that starting center Jackson Powers-Johnson would return to practice and was expected to play in Saturday’s season-opener. Powers-Johnson was at both days of practice that media members were able to watch this week, and looks to be participating in all drills.
Other players on the offensive line, like Nishad Strother, are still in question, as well as a few defensive players.
Here is the full updated injury report based on intel gathered by Ducks Wire managing editor Zachary Neel through watching practice and talking with coaches this week:
C Jackson Powers-Johnson
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Analysis: Powers-Johnson has been active at both practices this week, and will likely start on Saturday. We will see how many drives or quarters he plays, but it will be good to get some reps before Week 2 vs. Texas Tech.
OL Nishad Strother
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Analysis: We have not seen Strother at practice in over a week, and he was wearing a sling on his right arm over the weekend. It would be a surprise to see him play on Saturday, but he hopefully can get back to the field for Week 2 vs. Texas Tech.
Analysis: I would almost list Jacobs as ‘doubtful,’ but the fact that he has at least been practicing this fall is encouraging, despite the fact that he has been a partial participant. I don’t think we will end up seeing Jacobs on Saturday, but it’s not impossible.
DB Khamari Terrell
Analysis: Terrell missed a bit of time earlier in the fall and was out for a couple of practices as recently as last week, but he has been back this week and seems to be a full participant.
EDGE Teitum Tuitoti
Analysis: Earlier this month, Tuioti was seen on crutches walking around after practice. He was moving after practice without much issue earlier this week, but was not in pads, and was not seen at the start of either practice this week. I would be surprised if we saw him on Saturday.
TE Casey Kelly
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Analysis: Kelly was absent from practice for the first time on Wednesday, and when asked afterward, Dan Lanning said that he should be good to go for this weekend. We will see if he ends up suiting up or not.
DL Tevita Pome'e
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Analysis: Pome’e has not been seen at practice all week, so it seems like a stretch that he would be able to suit up and play on Saturday.