The latest twist in the Darrell Catchings saga is he will not have surgery, Oregon State coach Mike Riley said Thursday after practice. The plan is to rehab his wrist and hope he returns for the second game of the season.
Apparently, the fracture that was seen was an old injury. It’s some sort of ligament/tendon damage. Read more about it in Friday’s GT here. Also, QB Lyle Moevao says he’s ready to throw in practice, but Riley is going to be cautious. Read it here.
WR James Rodgers (knee) sat out. It’s a bruise on top of tendonitis. WR Casey Kjos added a back injury from weightlifting to go along with being sick.
C Alex Linnenkohl (knee) couldn’t finish practice. S Josh LaGrone (knee) couldn’t either.
It was a bad day for the offense, Riley said. He said there were too many missed assignments.
Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh wasn’t happy with the blocking. His players couldn’t handle the blitz, so he pulled them aside for bear crawls and pushups.
“We had a bad pressure period there,” Linnenkohl said. “We were losing to the D-line. We have to work on punching better. It was just a matter of time before the bear crawls came. We had to get them in.”
Talking about pushups, a big thanks to SID Steve Fenk who brought out push up popsicles for the media. I hadn’t had one of those in 30 years. He felt bad that we were left out of popsicle day again. So a big hip, hip hooray for Fenk.