Oregon QB Justin Herbert out 4-6 weeks with broken collarbone

Oregon QB Justin Herbert will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder, per Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated.

Herbert suffered the injury while running for a touchdown in the first half of Oregon’s 45-24 victory over California in Eugene.

The sophomore QB is expected to return to the Ducks (4-1, 1-1) later in the season. If Herbert is able to return in 4 weeks, he would be back to face Washington on Nov. 4 in Seattle. If the injury takes 6 weeks to recover from, Herbert may only be able to make it back for Oregon’s regular season finale versus Oregon State.

On the season, Herbert has passed for 1,264 yards and 9 touchdowns while leading an Oregon offense that is ranked No. 8 in total offense and ranks No. 1 in points per game.

Oregon is expected to turn to senior QB Taylor Alie to replace Herbert, though Alie suffered a concussion against California. If Alie is unable to play, the Ducks may be forced to play true freshman Braxton Burmeister.

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