Oregon Ducks starting flanker Brenden Schooler had foot surgery and will miss about six to eight weeks, head coach Mario Cristobal announced Tuesday.

Schooler, a senior, reportedly suffered the injury during a special teams drill on Saturday’s practice and did not practice on Tuesday morning.

Last season Schooler was part of a wide receiving group that struggled outside of 2nd-Team All-Pac-12 playmaker Dillon Mitchell.  Mitchell left early for the NFL Draft in the off-season and was a seventh round pick of the Minnesota Vikings.  Schooler was projected to start in the Oregon receiving core alongside Juwan Johnson and Jaylon Redd.

Crepea reports that Johnny Johnson III got starting reps at the flanker position in Schooler’s absence.  Oregon also has bolstered depth at receiver with the likes of redshirt freshman Brian Addison, as well as incoming freshmen Mycah Pittman and Josh Delgado, among others.

Oregon opens the season August 31st at the Advocare Classic in Arlington, Texas against the SEC-West Auburn Tigers.

Updates to come.

 

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