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.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 1, 2017
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.
Fractured collarbone, Taggart confirmed. https://t.co/bfxSLbCWBh
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) October 2, 2017
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.