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Kayvon Thibodeaux injury: Status of Oregon DE for game vs. Ohio State

Oregon’s star defensive end left last week’s game with an ankle injury and appears to be out for Saturday in a big-time matchup against Ohio State.

Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux of the Oregon Ducks gets set at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won 31-24. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Updated 10:45 a.m. ET: According to Matt Prehm of 247Sports, Oregon’s star was spotted in street clothes on the sideline while the team warmed up for Saturday afternoon’s game, which is set to get started at noon ET from Columbus.


The No. 12 Oregon Ducks have the incredibly tough task of going up against the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on the road on Saturday, September 11th and the Ducks appear to be without one of the best defensive players in college football with defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Thibodeaux left Oregon’s season-opening 31-24 victory over the Fresno State Bulldogs last weekend with an ankle injury. The injury occurred in the first quarter and while Thibodeaux returned briefly, he went out for good in the second half as he watched from the sideline in street clothes and a walking boot.

Oregon is currently listed as a 14.5-point underdog according to DraftKings Sportsbook, so the Ducks could’ve used all the help they could get and this will be a significant blow to their chances against the Buckeyes, which could be the most talented team in the entire country.