Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal has injury update on DE Kayvon Thibodeaux before clash with Ohio State
Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal doesn’t seem sure if defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux will be able to play in Columbus on Saturday.
Cristobal classified Thibodeaux as “day-to-day” and also said that they’re being cautious with him at practice this week.
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Kayvon Thibodeaux is still day-to-day and Mario Cristobal is unsure if he will be able to play at Ohio State Saturday.
He said the Ducks are being “cautious” with him.
— Jarrid Denney (@jarrid_denney) September 8, 2021
He also said that they’re always going to be open and honest with injuries and they’re gonna see where he is towards game time.
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Mario Cristobal on Kayvon Thibodeaux: “We’re open and honest with injuries… we don’t head fake anybody. We’re trying to get him ready to play. We’ll see where he’s at closer to game time."
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) September 8, 2021
Thibodeaux suffered an ankle sprain during the Ducks Week 1 win over Fresno State and x-rays came back negative after he was tested for having a broken ankle. He returned to the game for a brief period after the injury, then exited for good and was seen on the sideline in a walking boot.
Before getting hurt, Thibodeaux had 2 tackles (1 solo), plus a sack and forced fumble. His best overall season came in 2020 when he finished with 38 total tackles (23 solo) with 3 sacks.
If he’s not able to go on Saturday, it’ll make stopping the Buckeyes vaunted offense that much tougher.