When Mase Funa committed to Oregon in April he gave the Ducks one of their highest-rated pledges in program history. He also gave them a player with tremendous upside but an uncertain future since he had recently suffered a knee injury that would require surgery.
It appears that Funa has gone ahead and had that procedure, based on a tweet the 4-star linebacker sent out on Monday:
Road to recovery starts now👀🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/pSFlfQUcOv
— 🇹🇴Mase Funa🌴 (@mase_funa47) May 14, 2018
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Funa is the prized piece of Oregon’s 2019 recruiting class, which currently ranks 22nd in the country and tops in the Pac-12. 247Sports has the Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei product No. 38 overall, third-best among outside linebackers and the No. 4 prospect in California.
When Funa committed on April 21, 247Sports analyst Greg Biggins noted that the knee injury would likely keep him out of action for his senior year of high school but that he was “confident he will make a full recovery and be good to go by the time he hits college.”