Kaulana Apelu out for the year among latest Oregon Ducks injury updates

Oregon’s 45-24 win over Cal on Saturday night in Eugene was an impressive victory. However, the Ducks were hit hard by injuries that could be very costly.

Coach Willie Taggart confirmed during his Monday press conference that the Ducks would be without QB Justin Herbert for “a while” as he recovers from what has been r eported to be a broken collarbone, which Taggart confirmed.

Taggart also revealed that LB Kaulana Apelu would be out for the season due to a broken ankle.

Oregon also suffered injuries to numerous other offensive players, including RB Royce Freeman, WR Dillon Mitchell and backup QB Taylor Alie. All three of those players were deemed “day-to-day” by Taggart on Monday.

Alie replaced Herbert against Cal and went 9 of 13 for 41 yards and an interception, before leaving the game with a concussion. However, it appears as though Alie will be available on Saturday for the Ducks.

If Alie is unable to play, Oregon will likely start true freshman Braxton Burmeister. The Ducks host No. 11 Washington State in Eugene at 5 p.m. PT on FOX.

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