Brown in high spirits following injury

Without a couple key pieces of the Offense, the Ducks look ahead with Brown in their minds as they prepare for Colorado.

With the bye week upon us, a lot of the focus has been on the recovery of Pharaoh Brown. According to reports from the coaching staff, Brown has been recovering well and his body is reacting favorably to the treatments he has been receiving. He is back home, in Cleveland, Ohio under the watchful eye of his mother who is a nurse.

Brown has been in good spirits and has been interacting with several members of the team and coaching staff while he recovers.

“I checked in. He’s doing alright. He’s back home with his family and just trying to get healthy. It’s always tough to see some of your brothers go down but at the same time our hearts are with our guys and make sure we’re getting healthy,” said Marcus Mariota.

“Ive talked to him every day since the injury,” said tight end coach Tom Osbourne, “His spirits are really good. He’s disappointed that he is not able to play. Pharaoh is a very emotional person anyway and to get your season cut short is a disappointment. One of the hospitals in Cleveland is one of the best hospitals in the country for what he needs done to him. He’s doing better than I would, I know that.”

Another player who will be absent for the next few weeks is Hronnis Grasu. In his spot will be Doug Brenner who demonstrated several low snaps back to Mariota but Mariota has seen improvement out of Brenner.

“He came in and played well. He was anxious to get in there and play. He understands that some of the snaps were low and he can get better at it but that is nothing too strenuous. It’s on us as quarterbacks to catch the snap too. It’s a work in progress but it’s on both of us,” said Mariota.

Oregon has two weeks to prepare for the last two games of the schedule. To this point in the season, the Buffaloes and Beavers have combined for a single conference win when Oregon State beat Colorado. It will be a good chance for Brenner to get live game reps as they prepare for the conference title game.

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