Oregon wide graduate transfer receiver Juwan Johnson will not play against No. 16 Auburn, it appears. Juwan Johnson is not suited up or warming up prior to the game.
The receiver was held out of practice last Wednesday after leaving last Tuesday’s practice early with a noticeable limp.
When asked for an update on the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior, wide receiver coach Jevon Bouknight said it was “precautionary” from cramps. Johnson was expected to play week one against Auburn according to Oregon coach Mario Cristobal.
“Juwan has been cleared, he’s been full-go. We are excited about his return," Cristobal said on Monday.
The Ducks receiving corps is already coping with the loss of Brenden Schooler, who will be out another five to seven weeks after suffering a right foot injury that required surgery.
The depth took another hit when true freshman receiver Mycah Pittman, who was expected to contribute or possibly start this season, hurt his shoulder while making a diving catch and will be sidelined for at least 6-8 weeks.
Also, freshman wide receiver JR Waters had a lower leg procedure and won’t return for four to six weeks. Freshmen Lance Wilhoit has also been limited with lingering injures.
Behind Juwan Johnson on the depth chart is redshirt freshman Bryan Addison. Jaylon Redd and Johnny Johnson III will also start for the Ducks.