Just four practices into fall camp, the Oregon Ducks will be without starting wide receiver Brenden Schooler for some time. The senior suffered a foot injury that will keep him out of football for six to eight weeks.
Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said on Schooler’s injury: “Brenden hurt his foot. He hurt it pretty good. He had a procedure done yesterday [Monday, Aug. 5]. It will probably be six weeks optimistically, eight weeks realistically before he’s back… The thing about Brenden is he’s not only a great player, he’s a great leader and feel terrible for him because tremendous human being. Off the charts. Means a lot to the guys out there and knowing him he’s probably trying to squat and run today but he will try and get back as fast as he can and he will because he’s that type of guy.”
Schooler played in all 13 games and made 10 starts last season. He finished with 21 receptions for 203 yards and one touchdown.
Cristobal stated that Johnny Johnson III, Jalyon Redd, Juwan Johnson, Mycah Pittman, and Josh Delgado have taken an equal amount of reps and is happy with the way that position has developed.
Six weeks from now, Oregon faces the Stanford Cardinal in their Pac-12 conference season opener in Palo Alto, CA. Eight weeks out, the Ducks are on the road at rival Washington. The following week, Oregon is back at home to face CAL. According to Cristobal’s timetable, Schooler will realistically be back on the field to play in Seattle, WA.
From our Oregon Insider Bri Amaranthus: “It’s a good thing Oregon filled depth needs at receiver with a strong incoming class and grad transfer Juwan Johnson. Losing Schooler will also have a major impact on special teams.”