Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost says there is little risk of further damage to Vernon Adams finger.

Vernon Adams likely will start on Saturday against the Utah Utes in Eugene as both teams begin the Pac-12 Conference race. Oregon is ranked No. 13 in the latest Associated Press poll and 2-1 for the season while Utah is No. 18 and has won all three game this season.

Scott Frost said yesterday after practice that there is little risk that Vernon Adams will re-injury his index finger on his right (throwing) hand. Adams wore a protective glove on his right hand in Oregon's 3-28 loss to No. 2 Michigan State two weeks ago and sat out last week's 61-28 shellacking of Georgia State. Back up Jeff Lockie was 23-of-31 for 228 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start at Oregon. The Ducks amassed 539 yards of total offense against the Panthers.

Frost also indicated that Adams and Lockie have had an equal number of repetition during practice this week.

Utah likely will start Travis Wilson, who has played about six quarters so far ths season after suffering an injury in the Utah State game.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and the game will be carried live on Fox.


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