Kenjon Barner, Avery Patterson injuries: 2 key Oregon players hurt early

Robert Laberge

Oregon star Kenjon Barner left his team's game against Cal in the first quarter with an apparent arm injury, while starting defensive back Avery Patterson is also hurt.

Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner was walked into the locker room early against Cal after showing signs of a right arm injury, perhaps in the wrist or hand area. He first expressed discomfort while trying to adjust his equipment before a goal line snap, doubling over in pain before leaving the game. On the sidelines, he was visibly wincing while trainers examined his hand.

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Barner leads the Pac-12 in yards from scrimmage.

On the defensive side, safety Avery Patterson was able to walk off the field after a non-contact knee injury, with his leg buckling while chasing down a Cal runner. It did not look good at all -- ESPN's cameras showed him crying while limping down toward the locker room. Patterson leads all Oregon defensive backs in tackles and is tied for the team lead in interceptions.

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