Another big blow to the Oregon Ducks wide receiver corps. Already down one with the loss of senior Brenden Schooler (out 4-6 weeks with a foot injury), now freshman Mycah Pittman is out with a shoulder injury following Saturday’s scrimmage.
Cristobal noted that Mycah Pittman laid out for a ball today and came down hard on his shoulder. He’s still being evaluated. JR Waters is out several weeks after a procedure on his lower leg. #GoDucks— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) August 17, 2019
“Mycah Pittman did lay out for a ball and landed on his shoulder. He’s getting evaluated and landed on it pretty good,” head coach Mario Cristobal said after the scrimmage.
On another note, Pittman caught the ball, but that’s not surprising since the freshman arrives to the Hatfield-Dowlin complex at 5:45 AM on fall camp days, stays until approximately 11 PM, absolutely hates dropping balls, and has made those acrobatic catches before. His hands are on another level and so is his effort.
The depth chart at receiver is something interesting to watch these next two weeks leading into Oregon’s opener against Auburn. The first team seems pretty clear: senior Johnny Johnson III, grad transfer Juwan Johnson and junior Jaylon Redd lead the way. But it’s the players behind them that are definitely talented and rather young. Pittman, the four-star recruit from California, was one of those players pushing the “one’s”. Other freshmen Josh Delgado and JR Waters have also made a big push.
However, Waters will also miss several weeks (approximately 4-6) now too after a procedure on his lower leg.
Thank you all for your prayers🙏🏾 You better believe I’ll be back better than ever. God Speed— X.XXII.MCMXXXII (@jaron_waters) August 14, 2019
Still waiting to hear on a timetable for Pittman’s return, but with his high ceiling and talent, the sooner he’s back on the field, the better for Oregon.