Arguably the best cornerback in college football reportedly suffered a serious knee injury on Tuesday, and he will miss the College Football Playoff. Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a first-team All-American selection by the Associated Press, went down during practice with what is “believed to be a serious knee injury,” according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
Sources: #Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered what is believed to be a serious knee injury in practice yesterday. Concern it’s a torn ACL.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) December 17, 2014
The extent of his injury is unknown, but according to Aaron Fentress of Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Ekpre-Olomu will not be able to join the Ducks as they compete for a national championship.
Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu severely injured his knee during practice Tuesday as the Ducks prepare for the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl against Florida State, according to a team source.
Ekpre-Olomu played well during his senior season in Eugene, as he registered 63 tackles, 11 passes defended, nine pass breakups, two interceptions and one sack. This is obviously a huge blow for the Ducks’ national championship hopes, and there is no word on how Mark Helfrich plans on replacing his star corner.
Oregon will take on Florida State in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. The game will be televised on ESPN, and it is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 P.M. EST.