NEWSLINE: Beavs take 3-4 week hit on DL

BAD NEWS for Oregon State, good news for Colorado. Starting defensive tackle Jalen Grimble (knee) was on crutches during Tuesday's practice and told the Oregonian he is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. His surgery is scheduled for Monday.

Jalen Grimble is part of a three-man rotation at d-tackle with Siale Hautau and Edwin Delva. But the Beavs will have to figure something out for the next 3-4 games.

Hautau (shoulder) was dressed but limited in Tuesday's practice according to the Oregonian's Gina Mizell.

After Grimble and Hautau were injured against USC, the Beavs plugged in Noke Tago. Tago was then injured (knee) and is lost for the season.

Meanwhile, starting safety Tyrequek Zimmerman (undisclosed) and starting linebacker D.J. Alexander (undisclosed) both returned to practice but were limited. Cyril Noland and Rommel Mageo filled in, respectively.

In some good news, starting right guard Grant Bays (undisclosed) returned to practice and participated fully and starting flanker Victor Bolden (finger) continues to line up behind the offense and run his routes on each play. (He's not being allowed to catch a pass until at least Thursday when his sutures come out.) Rahmel Dockery and Xavier Hawkins continue to take the bulk of the participation reps at flanker.

Isaac Seumalo (foot), who has been out since the end of last season and missed spring ball and fall camp, is still not practicing.

Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh to the Oregonian on Isaac Seumalo's slow recovery from a broken foot:

"Obviously it chokes me up at times, because I know how much he loves the game. He wants to be out here so bad, so it's hard to watch."


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