James Rodgers of Oregon State Out for Season With Knee Injury
Rodgers, a team captain and the brother of standout tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, was injured on a tackle in the second quarter -- a 56-yard touchdown catch that was nullified by an Oregon State penalty.
He had seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown when he left the game.
"We are tremendously disappointed with the news that one of our team captains and leaders is sidelined for the rest of the season," OSU head coach Mike Riley said. "I know James will stay very involved with the team during his rehabilitation process and we look forward to his return as soon as possible."
Rodgers is Oregon State's career leader for all-purpose yards with 5,784, which is second-most among active players in the nation. He is, according to Oregon State, eligible for a medical hardship year per NCAA rules. Rodgers meets the criteria for playing four games this season. He had already missed the Beavers' game on Oct. 2 with a concussion.
OSU officials will submit paperwork to the Pac-10 for the waiver at the end of the season.