Oregon Ducks

Ducks transfer WR Tabari Hines misses start of fall camp with knee injury

Oregon Ducks

Oregon graduate transfer wide receiver Tabari Hines will miss at least part of fall camp with a knee injury, according to Ducks coach Mario Cristobal.

"He did get nicked up," Cristobal said during a press conference on Thursday prior to today's start of fall camp. "He underwent a minor knee procedure. Nothing major. He will be working individual drills within five or six days and he will be available by game one and should be full go by game three."

Oregon opens the season Sept. 1 at home against Bowling Green. 

Hines, a transfer from Wake Forest, could be a big key to Oregon's passing game this season. Hines last year caught 53 passes at Wake Forest for 683 yards and seven touchdowns. A duplication of that performance at Oregon would give the Ducks a legitimate No. 2 wide receiver to go alongside Dillon Mitchell

Oregon also has high hopes for sophomores, Johnny Johnson III and Jaylon Redd, redshirt freshman Daewood Davis and sophomore Brenden Schooler

Cristobal said that players that missed spring drills due to injuries such as sophomore safety Nick Pickett, sophomore linebacker Sampson Niu and redshirt junior center Jake Hanson, are healthy and ready to go. 

 

Sophomore safety Billy Gibson is taking time off after becoming a new father. Freshman wide receiver Jalen Hall remains out for personal reasons, Cristobal said.