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Devon Allen Injury: Updates on Oregon WR's Knee and Recovery

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

Oregon's Devon Allen is all alone as he sprints to the end zone after pulling down a Dakota Prukop pass against Virginia during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
Chris Pietsch/Associated Press

The Oregon Ducks announced wide receiver and U.S. Olympian Devon Allen will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury Saturday, per Andrew Greif of the Oregonian.

Continue for updates.


Olympian Suffers Knee Injury

Monday, Sept. 19

The junior went down on a special teams play during his team's Week 3 loss to Nebraska. He had four catches for 141 yards and a touchdown this season before suffering the injury.

According to Ryan Thorburn of the Register-Guard, offensive coordinator Matt Lubick was emotional when asked about the receiver Saturday.

Allen rose to national prominence when he competed for Team USA at the Olympics. He was the top qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. trials before finishing in fifth place in Rio de Janeiro.

His speed was on display in Oregon's Week 2 win over Virginia, when he hauled in a 77-yard touchdown reception.

Allen previously suffered a torn ACL in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Prior to that injury, the receiver played a big role during his freshman season, recording 41 catches for 684 yards and seven touchdowns.

He also finished with 209 kick-return yards on just eight attempts.

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Oregon will likely look to wide receivers Charles Nelson and Darren Carrington II to take on bigger roles with Allen on the sideline.