OSU’s James Rodgers out for the Season?

October 11, 2010
James Rodgers (#8) was having a stellar game against Arizona until he went down hard on his left leg leaving his season in jeopardy.

Oregon State may have walked out of Tucson, Arizona a winner (29-27), but it came at a costly price. The Beaver’s versatile and elusive senior WR James Rodgers significantly injured his left leg after hauling in a 56 yard TD pass that was ultimately nullified due to an OSU penalty.

Rodgers, who was hit by Arizona safety Adam Hall, came down awkwardly on his left leg and quickly grabbed his knee while on the ground. Trainers immediately rushed to his aid and helped him off the field. Needless to say, Rodgers did not see anymore playing time. 

Rodgers underwent an MRI late Sunday night back in Corvallis and fans are anxiously awaiting the results. In the meantime, Coach Mike Riley already announced that Rodgers will miss this Saturday’s game. OSU officials also announced that if Rodgers’ injury is season ending, he would qualify for a medical hardship red-shirt giving him another year of eligibility.

This is a huge set-back for Rodgers and OSU as the team vaulted back into the Top 25 with their upset win over Arizona. Without the service of Rodgers, Oregon State faces a difficult challenge with the team traveling to Seattle this Saturday to take on a pass happy Jake Locker and the Washington Huskies.

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