True freshman left tackle Penei Sewell miss approximately six weeks with a high ankle injury suffered last week vs Washington, the team announced Tuesday.
Sewell suffered the initial injury on a play in the first half and had to be helped off the field without putting weight on his right leg. He returned briefly in the third quarter before exiting again. Fellow starting lineman Dallas Warmack also was injured in the game, but head coach Mario Cristobal said Monday he expects Warmack to be available for this week’s game at Washington State.
When Sewell left the game, Calvin Throckmorton kicked over from right tackle to left tackle, and Brady Aiello came in at right tackle. Jacob Capra played significant snaps at right guard in place of Warmack.
First-team offensive line in the absence of injured freshman Penei Sewell …
RT Aiello #GoDucks
— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) October 16, 2018
Sewell was the first true freshman to start on Oregon’s offensive line in the season opener since 1997. He started all six of the team’s games this year, and was the sixth-rated tackle in the country according to Pro Football Focus.
Cristobal said in the team press release, “Penei is a relentless competitor and I have no doubt he’ll return better than ever.”
The No.12 Ducks visit No.25 Washington State on Saturday at 4:30 on FOX, and will chase that with another road game at Arizona Oct. 27th.
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