Posted November 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Avery Patterson
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
The Oregon Ducks rarely, if ever, talk about injuries - even season-ending ones. So it's hard to say how depleted the AP's No. 1 team is going into Saturday's game against No. 14 Stanford. But it's clear the Ducks have taken a hit, especially on defense. The latest casualty is free safety Avery Patterson, who seriously injured his left knee in the second quarter of Oregon's 59-17 victory at California last Saturday night. Patterson was seen on the sidelines on crutches and in sweats following the game. Although there was no official word from the program, The Oregonian newspaper cited an unnamed source as saying Patterson was out for the season.
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