Oregon freshman wide receiver Mycah Pittman will be miss the start of the season with a shoulder injury, the Ducks confirmed in a press release Monday night.
Pittman will miss six to eight weeks with the injury. He hurt his shoulder while attempting a diving catch during fall camp over the weekend.
Mario Cristobal said in a statement: “Mycah suffered a shoulder injury while making a diving catch during Saturday’s scrimmage that will result in him missing the start of the 2019 season. He is a relentless competitor who will come back stronger and ready to compete this season.”
The Ducks are already down a starting wide receiver as senior Brendan Schooler suffered a foot injury earlier in fall camp and is also missing the start of the season. Also, freshman JR Waters suffered a foot injury that required surgery, and he also will miss 4-6 weeks.
That leaves Juwan Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Jaylon Redd as the likely starters at receiver, with Bryan Addison and tight ends Jacob Breeland and Cam McCormick set to figure in prominently as pass-catchers.
No.11 Oregon opens the season August 31st against No.16 Auburn.