Oregon freshman receiver Mycah Pittman could potentially miss half of the football season with a shoulder injury.
A source told DuckTerritory.com that Pitman will be out in the next six to eight weeks, following a injury during a team brawl over the weekend.
An Oregon official announcement from head coach Mario Cristobal is published:
“Mycah suffered a shoulder injury while diving during Saturday's fights, resulting in him missing out. for the 201
Pitman's recovery schedule will suggest that he will be back in time for the Colorado game at home on October 11th or the 19th Washington road game. The Colorado game is the sixth game of the season, and the Washington game is the seventh in the program. His return schedule makes things interesting for the Oregon coaching staff. Players who have not used a red shirt can use one and still play up to four games in one season. If Pitman does not return after the game in Washington, Oregon coaches may choose to detain Pitman for several more weeks until after the game on November 2 at USC and then play him in the last three regular games of the season and potentially in cup games. .
"Mycah Pittman put the ball down and landed on his shoulder. He gets the grade. He landed on it pretty well," Cristobal said after the second scandal of the fall camp.
In the fall camp, the former four-star rookie from California is praised for his game and emphasizes his production during training and losses. Multiple players said Pitman was one of the team's biggest appearances in two weeks of camp.
"Man for me, I think Mika Pitman has a great camp," said Oregon sophomore running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio. "He definitely brought another level of our offense, with a lot of intensity. He is bloated when he makes plays, you know, he usually practices kind of going through the motions. And so you know, that makes him exciting. I think he makes great catches, makes great routes and he is very physical for the receiver. He is well built, built as a running back. "
Pitman is ranked the 94th best player in the nation in the 2019 and 15th grade picks -the best wide receiver. He was one of Oregon's top commitments of the 2019 class, finishing in the Top 5 nationally and first among all Pac-12 programs.