Oregon TE Breeland suffers season-ending leg injury

Field Level Media

October 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm.

Oregon standout tight end Jacob Breeland will miss the rest of the season due to a lower-leg injury, coach Mario Cristobal said Monday.

Breeland was injured in the first quarter of Saturday’s win over Colorado. The senior had three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown before exiting.

Breeland leads the No. 12 Ducks in receiving yardage (420) and touchdowns (six) and is tied for the team lead with 26 receptions.

“You never want to see any player get injured,” Cristobal said. “It hurts you personally and it hurts everyone when a guy that’s worked so hard, that’s overcome as much as he has, the type of season he was having, to have to endure something like this. He will come out well on the other side. Jake is not a pity party. He’s ready to attack the whole process of getting healthy again so he can play again.”

Cristobal said redshirt freshman Spencer Webb (seven catches) will move back to tight end after earlier being moved to receiver. Senior Ryan Bay (three catches), junior Hunter Kampmoyer (one reception) and freshman Patrick Herbert are other options.

“The way we develop and the way we train, we have confidence in the next guy up,” Cristobal said.

Oregon previously lost junior tight end Cam McCormick (ankle) for the season.

The Ducks play at No. 25 Washington on Saturday.