Tyner, a true freshman, was a major pickup for the Ducks during the 2013 recruiting cycle. Listed at 5'11 and 201 pounds, he was a consensus five-star recruit, the 20th-best player in the country and the No. 1 running back in his class, per 247Composite's rankings. Tyner was named to the Parade All-America first team in 2012, when he rushed for 3,415 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior at Beaverton, Ore., Aloha High School.
Seeing a prized player taken off on a cart and in a boot is scary, but Oregon fans may be able to rest easy. It appears the Ducks were just being cautious with Tyner.
We'll have a full practice report later including reports of Thomas Tyner in a boot and other events. Relax peeps, things will be just fine.— Addicted To Quack (@AddictedToQuack) August 13, 2013
It was the second piece of medical news of the day for Oregon. Tight end Pharaoh Brown also has a leg injury and will reportedly miss "several weeks."