One of the top prospects for the 2022 NFL draft has started the 2021 season with an injury.
Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday’s win over Fresno State. Per James Crepea of the Oregonian, it’s a sprain.
“He got rolled up on,” Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said after the game. “Beyond that I know it’s a sprain, which we’re very optimistic that it’s nothing too serious. But as far as as we know X-rays are negative. We’ll assess a little bit later.”
An X-ray won’t show ligament damage. Depending on the severity, Thibodeaux could miss several weeks.
Before leaving, Thibodeaux registered a strip sack. He’s generally regarded as a top-five pick.