Posted by Adam Jacobi
With about five minutes left in the second quarter, Oregon State quarterback Ryan Katz found James Rodgers on a long post route for an apparent 56-yard touchdown. After Rodgers crossed the goal line, the Arizona defensive back covering him tackled him awkwardly. Rodgers' cleats seemed to stick in the turf, and Rodgers' left knee buckled under him. After it buckled, his leg flailed as Rodgers rolled to a stop. It looked bad.
Rodgers stayed on the ground in obvious pain, and when trainers helped him on the field, they didn't let him put any weight on his left leg. After a quick examination, the trainers immobilized Rodgers' knee and wrapped it in ice, and Rodgers went to the locker room on crutches. A trainer followed him, holding a cast.
We'll keep you updated with any developments, but having seen the injury, it seems like Rodgers' season could be over. That's a shame for such a talented receiver on his first game back from a devastating concussion (on an illegal hit) suffered against Boise State.
Oh, and Rodgers' touchdown was called back thanks to an ineligible receiver downfield.