Posted by Adam Jacobi
Oregon tailback (and surefire Heisman candidate) LaMichael James turned in a rather subdued performance in Oregon's 15-13 win over the California Golden Bears, rushing for only 91 yards on 29 carries. James also failed to reach the end zone for the first time all season, as the entire Oregon offense failed to kick into the high gear that we're accustomed to seeing. Still, James was a workhorse, and neither 29 rushes nor 91 yards are to be scoffed at.
Thus, it was a surprise to see James hobble off the field after the final gun, and using crutches when talking with reporters after the game on Saturday, but according to OregonLive.com, the Oregon tailback insists he'll be fine.
Fortunately, the Ducks have a bye week next Saturday, so any recovery he needs for whatever injury he's got (forgive us if we await a more official statement than "I pulled my hamstring jumping up and down") has a full two weeks to take place.