When Dillon Brooks was forced to leave in the first half of Oregon's win on Thursday night against Cal, there was fear his injury could be season-threatening.
But the school put out a short release on Saturday afternoon, and the details are optimistic, at least for now.
Via Ducks sports information: "Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks sustained a sprained left foot during the first half of Thursday's game against California. There is no time table on his return at this point."
That's the entirety of the release, but a sprained foot is something that should not, in theory, keep Brooks out for an extended period of time. Brooks, a junior, is averaging 13.4 points in 20.3 minutes per game this season. He missed the team's first four games in November due to rehabilitation from surgery on the same foot.
Now Oregon waits, and so do we. He's in a walking boot for now, but Brooks could be out for just another game or two, or perhaps longer. Still, the sprain diagnosis means Oregon's Final Four hopes should stay level. No. 11 Oregon is 17-2, hosts Stanford on Saturday night, then has road games against Utah and Colorado next week.