Aaron Fentress discusses impact of losing Addison
Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday's practice.
Such injuries can take six months to a year to recover from, which means Addison, the team's top returning receiver, could miss the entire 2014 season.
Addison was second on the team last year with 890 receiving yards, and he scored seven receiving touchdowns. He was set to become the team's top target after the departure of senior Josh Huff for the NFL.
Addison also led the team in punt return yards last season.
KEZI's Erik Elken reported Wednesday that Addison had injured the knee during Oregon's fifth closed practice session of the spring.
Should Addison be lost for the season, senior Keanon Lowe would become the team's top returning wide receiver. He had 233 yards receiving and three touchdowns last season.
Oregon was already looking for a No. 3 starting receiver. Now the Ducks likely need two new starters.
Leading candidates are sophomores Chance Allen and Dwayne Stanford, and junior B.J. Kelley. Redshirt freshman Devon Allen is also a candidate for playing time.
Addison will be a true junior next season, so he could redshirt and still have two years of eligibility remaining. But his loss for 2014 would certainly be a blow to the team's national title hopes.