Fentress: Ducks WR Marshall likely out for yr

The Oregon Ducks slow descent took another nose-dive on Tuesday, after sources said star wideout Byron Marshall is likely done for the season.


Fentress said his sources did not know the procedure Marshall underwent, but Marshall did suffer a lower leg injury during last Saturday’s 62-20 loss to Utah. He was carted off to the locker room.

Given the quarterback problems Oregon has had to start this season, Marshall’s production at wide receiver doesn’t look great.


Teams aren’t quick to talk injuries in most cases, but as of recently Oregon is becoming more lenient with season-ending ones. He’s become the primary kickoff returner for the Ducks, racking up 385 yards on 14 returns (27.5 yards) thus far. His number this season express that to the highest power. The Ducks have at least four other proven players at the position, including Bralon Addison, Charles Nelson, Devon Allen and Dwayne Stanford. He also has nine catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the 2-2 Ducks. The senior, who converted to wide receiver from running back, could seek a medical redshirt for the season, Fentress reported.

Byron Marshall was Oregon's leading receiver last season