He knew he'd get hurt. It's inevitable. He was so scared of getting hurt, that he didn't even make the trip out to (beautiful?) Eugene, for fear of stepping off Uncle Phil's private jet and twisting his ankle. Because let's face it- being an Oregon Duck is more hazardous to your health than taking a midnight drive with Al Afalava. There's a reason the Ducks have the best athletic medical facilities in the country, it's because they have to. It's not just the QBs either. Jonathan Stewart was injured every year he was a Duck. He left UO not to make millions, but to quit having to make trips to the ER.
Dennis Dixon, on his way to a certain Heisman trophy and at least an appearance in the Nat'l Championship. But it wasn't to be. Dixon's knee blew up and he fell faster than KFed's career. And let's not forget the fact that Oregon's team last year had so many other injuries on their team that they were forced to picking up guys from their Intramural teams (how could we forget? We Beaver fans are reminded EVERY DAY how we barely beat their 18th string QB).
And this year, the 2nd coming of Tommie Frazier, (or UO fans would have you believe) Nate Costa, was injured on a non-contact drill. A NON-CONTACT DRILL. Is this just an ode to how hard Bellotti runs his practices? I doubt it. And now, Justin Roper tore his MCL and will only be out for 1-30 weeks. We can never really know how serious/unserious injuries are. Remember when Costa was only listed as questionable for the UW game? And when Dixon was "100%" against Arizona? Jake Locker chose to go to Washington not for their excellent football team, but simply so he could break his neck and retur the next week.
Now while this post has been a compilation of sarcastic remarks and some actual scientific research (like how we barely beat the 57th string QB), it did have a purpose- I want to know what you fans think. Is this a product of the Oregon offense or just some shitty luck?
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