Tag:James Rodgers Knee
Posted on: August 30, 2011 5:02 pm

James Rodgers still not cleared to play in opener

Posted by Chip Patterson

As Oregon State looks to bounce back from a disappointing 5-7 finish in 2010, Beaver fans are bracing themselves for even more games without multi-purpose threat James Rodgers. Rodgers, who has been slowly recovering from his second knee surgery in January, looks like he will not participate in Oregon State's opener on Saturday against Sacramento State.

Head coach Mike Riley announced on Tuesday that Rodgers has not been fully cleared by doctors for play. The senior wide receiver, and brother of Jacquizz Rodgers, was an all-conference selection in 2009 and provides an irreplaceable threat in Oregon State's return game.

The Beavers should be able their opponents from the Big Sky Conference this weekend without Rodgers. But next week's trip to face Wisconsin in Camp Randall presents an entirely different challenge for Mike Riley's squad. Rodgers has been participating in practice, though still in a "limited" fashion.
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:44 am
Edited on: August 4, 2011 3:58 pm

James Rodgers cleared for 'limited' practice

Posted by Chip Patterson

Oregon State star wide receiver James Rodgers has had a tumultuous 10 months since suffering a season-ending knee injury against Arizona last October. Rodgers has undergone two knee operations and a difficult recovery process, but the redshirt senior has finally been granted permission from doctors to return to the field.

"After consultation with the physician, James Rodgers has been cleared to practice in a limited fashion for a to-be-determined amount of time," head coach Mike Riley announced in a prepared statement.

Riley said that there would be more meetings with the physician and more information in the coming weeks, but for Beaver fans any positive news is encouraging regarding Rodgers' health. The wideout was granted a fifth year of eligibility after missing the final seven games of the 2010 season. James brother, Jacquizz, led the Beavers in rushing last year picking up 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns. James will be wearing Jacquizz's number (No. 1) in 2011, and has the potential to have an equally impressive impact if he can stay healthy. Rodgers serves not only as a dangerous deep threat but is also is the focal point of Oregon State's return game when healthy.

Oregon State will kick off fall camp Aug. 8.
Posted on: October 9, 2010 8:37 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2010 10:30 pm

James Rodgers has potentially serious knee inury

Posted by Adam Jacobi

With about five minutes left in the second quarter, Oregon State quarterback Ryan Katz found James Rodgers on a long post route for an apparent 56-yard touchdown. After Rodgers crossed the goal line, the Arizona defensive back covering him tackled him awkwardly. Rodgers' cleats seemed to stick in the turf, and Rodgers' left knee buckled under him. After it buckled, his leg flailed as Rodgers rolled to a stop. It looked bad.

Rodgers stayed on the ground in obvious pain, and when trainers helped him on the field, they didn't let him put any weight on his left leg. After a quick examination, the trainers immobilized Rodgers' knee and wrapped it in ice, and Rodgers went to the locker room on crutches. A trainer followed him, holding a cast.

We'll keep you updated with any developments, but having seen the injury, it seems like Rodgers' season could be over. That's a shame for such a talented receiver on his first game back from a devastating concussion (on an illegal hit) suffered against Boise State.

Oh, and Rodgers' touchdown was called back thanks to an ineligible receiver downfield.

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