Oregon Football: John Boyett Reportedly Faces Season-Ending Knee Surgery

The Oregon Ducks could be without their star free safety John Boyett for the rest of the season, and there's a very good chance that Boyett might have seen his final action as an Oregon Duck. Rob Moseley of the Register-Guard reports via multiple sources that Boyett has a knee injury that is serious enough to end his season with surgery. Boyett redshirted in 2009, and was healthy enough to practice this season. That could mean that he won't be able to get a medical redshirt that would allow him to return for another season.

Boyett led the Ducks with 108 tackles last year and piled up 17 tackles in Oregon's Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. Boyett was expected to be the leader for the Ducks defense on their backline thanks to his great experience and skills, but his loss could be a huge blow to the national championship aspirations of the Ducks.

Boyett was replaced by Avery Patterson for Saturday's game against Fresno State.

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