INJURY REPORT: Spring final

INJURY REPORT:  Spring final

THERE WERE PLENTY of gridiron stars that didn't suit up in the spring and more that tweaked a knee or pulled a muscle during the 15-practices. Here's a look at the injured orange and black heading into the summer months.

PLAYER: QB Lyle Moevao

INJURY: Right throwing shoulder

SURGERY: Yes, before the start of spring practice

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Moevao has repeatedly said that he expects to be ready before fall camp and coach Mike Riley recently said that the doctors say Moevao is two weeks ahead of schedule. If he is indeed ready by August Riley has indicated he will immediately be thrown into a competition with Sean Canfield for the starting quarterbacking position.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If Moevao is not fully healed redshirt freshman Ryan Katz would be the second string quarterback. It would be very hard for Moevao to see the playing field even if he heals up halfway through the season unless Canfield gets injured.

 

PLAYER: RB Jacquizz Rodgers

INJURY: Shoulder

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Quizz is expected to be 100% healthy come fall camp. He was in the 80% range of being fully healed by the end of spring practice and did not participate in any contact drills. As long as he has a injury free summer, he should be fine come August.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If for some reason Quizz is not ready for contact in August, it could be a very long 2009 campaign for the football team. He is the team's primary offensive weapon and behind him are walk-ons, true freshmen and Ryan McCants, who has yet to step up. Given the performance this spring, the offense would struggle to stay balanced and score points if Quizz is out.

 

PLAYER: WR Kyle Brown

INJURY: Achilles'

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Brown is expected to be ready for fall camp, but there may not be any room for him high on the depth chart especially after Jordan Bishop and others stepped up this spring.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: The receivers look to be a talented and deep bunch already. Not having Brown making a push on the depth chart might not necessarily not hurt the team, but his constant injuries are hurting his development.

 

PLAYER: OG Michael Lamb

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Lamb missed the entire month due to a knee injury. The MRI did not show significant damage so it did not require surgery. Lamb is expected to push Ryan Pohl for the starting left guard spot and help fill out the two deeps.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If Lamb is not ready, the two deeps take a significant hit. Instead of having the talented Lamb as a backup or starter, fellow walk-on Burke Ellis may be the choice to help round out the interior two deeps.

 

PLAYER: OT Wilder McAndrews

INJURY: Wrist

SURGERY: Yes, before spring practice

READY FOR FALL CAMP: McAndrews did not suit up in the spring, but is expected to be fully healed and ready to go in August. Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh likes McAndrews' skill set and expects him to help fill out the two deeps if not push for playing time at left tackle where Timi Oshinowo and Colin Kelly failed to definitely grab the starting spot in the spring.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Depth would again take a hit if McAndrews is not ready to play. Some felt he was good enough to push for a starting tackle spot in the spring.

 

PLAYER: RB Ryan McCants

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: Yes, to be scheduled

READY FOR FALL CAMP: McCants missed just the last week of practice after dinging his knee. McCants was held out of the spring game and Riley has been vague to date on his prognosis for fall camp.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If McCants is not ready to go, Jovan Stevenson, or a walk on or true freshman would be forced into a backup role behind Quizz.

 

PLAYER: OT Timi Oshinowo

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: Unknown

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Oshinowo battled with Colin Kelly for the entire month at left tackle, but injured his knee in the spring game and was helped off of the field. He had the upperhand at spring's end as coach Mike Cavanaugh loves his work ethic.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If Oshinowo is not ready, depth at offensive tackle takes another hit which may force true freshman Geoff Garner onto the two deeps.

 

PLAYER: WR James Rodgers

INJURY: Collarbone

SURGERY: Yes

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Rodgers played at full speed for the month of April, but was held out of contact drills as a precaution. He will be 100 percent come August.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: It's unlikely but if Rodgers were not to be ready by fall camp, one of the Beavers most potent offensive weapons would be sidelined. Offensive production would suffer and younger, inexperienced players would be forced to take a larger offensive role.

 

PLAYER: DT Jesse Fifita

INJURY: Neck

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Fifita missed just the last couple of practices due to neck pain and will be ready for fall camp.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: The team has a good three to four man rotation at defensive tackle so if Fifita is not ready to go the impact would not be expected to be significant.

 

PLAYER: CB Brandon Hardin

INJURY: Quad, hand

SURGERY: Yes, surgery on hand

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Hardin played in the majority of spring drills, but will have surgery on his right hand that he injured during last season. He is expected to make a full recovery and continue his battle with James Dockery for a starting cornerback spot.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: If Hardin is not fully recovered from his surgery, not only corner but special teams will be affected as he is one the team's top covermen.

 

PLAYER: CB Patrick Henderson

INJURY: Ankle

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Henderson was significantly limited during the second half of spring with an ankle sprain, but is not expected to miss any time in the fall.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Special teams would be affected as he is one of the team's best kickoff returners. Depth at cornerback would also be affected as he is challenging for a starting spot and at the least, would be expected to see plenty of time on the field as a backup.

 

PLAYER: LB Kameron Krebs

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: Yes, to be scheduled

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Krebs missed the last week or so of practice with a knee injury and will have surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: There would likely be little adverse affect on the defense as he was playing with the third string defense at outside linebacker.

 

PLAYER: DE Matt LaGrone

INJURY: Wrist

SURGERY: Yes, before spring practice

READY FOR FALL CAMP: LaGrone missed all of spring practice with a wrist injury, but should be ready for fall camp. He is expected to push for a staring defensive end position and, at the very least, a spot on the two deeps.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Depth and rotational flexibility would once again take a hit and one of the team's potential top playmakers on defense would not be on the field.

 

PLAYER: LB Zane Norris

INJURY: Kneecap

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Norris played the majority of the spring, but missed the last week of practice after bruising his kneecap. He will be ready in August.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Given the players in front of him on the depth chart, there would likely be little immediate effect although the coaches love his progress and potential.

 

PLAYER: DT Brennan Olander

INJURY: Foot

SURGERY: No

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Olander missed most of the spring with a nagging foot injury. He should be ready for fall camp and is expected to help fill out the two deeps, if not grab a starting defensive tackle position next to Stephen Paea.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Experienced depth and rotational flexibility would take a hit at defensive tackle.

 

PLAYER: DE Tonu Tuimalealiifano

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: Yes, before spring practice

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Missed the entire month with another knee injury.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Little effect would be expected on the depth chart although his constant injuries are hurting his development.

 

PLAYER: LB Tony Wilson

INJURY: Knee

SURGERY: Yes, to be scheduled

READY FOR FALL CAMP: Wilson injured his knee in the last week of practice. He was backing up David Pa'aluhi at middle linebacker.

NOT READY FOR FALL CAMP: Depth at middle linebacker takes a hit as does his development. The coaches love Wilson's potential and he appeared to be earning future playing time with his performance this spring.

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