Oregon backup quarterback Nate Costa injured his left knee, not the same knee he's had surgically repaired, on a muffed field goal snap and will not return. Costa was unable to put weight on the injured knee as he was taken to the sidelines. The sixth year senior has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and has had three different surgeries on his left knee during his time at Oregon. According to the Register-Guard's Rob Moseley, Costa was given crutches on the sideline at Autzen Stadium and teammates were seen giving him encouraging words shortly after the injury.
They're giving Costa some crutches, and teammates are coming over to tap him on the shoulder pads. Tough break, whatever it is exactly.
When healthy, Costa has shown flashes of brilliance, gashing the Washington State Cougars in relief of Darron Thomas this year. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly uses Costa's speed often in the swinging gate formation, often to catch opponents off-guard on two-point conversions.
We'll pass along more as we get it.