"I've had a heel bruise...it hurts," said Doba, noting that it's especially painful when going up on your toes.
Fellow receiver Charles Dillon (shoulder) is ready to play, said Doba.
On defense, safety Alfonso Jackson and linebacker Ken Dunn will back in action after missing the Arizona State game. Defensive end Kevin Kooyman also returns after sitting out last week.
Doba, who often downplays the significance of starting at certain positions when heavy rotations are the order of the day, said four players should get plenty of turns on Saturday at linebacker. Andy Mattingly had a strong first start in WSU's blitz-oriented attack against ASU as Dunn sat last week out with a hammy, but the Cougs are not expected to blitz as much against the Ducks' spread option offense and mobile QB Dennis Dixon.
"Cory Evans, Greg Trent, Dunn and Mattingly. Dunn will start and Mattingly will roll in and out of there so we've got four linebackers that we can switch in and out," said Doba.
Offensively, backup running back Chris Ivory might not make the trip as he continues to recover from a slight concussion. Behind starter Dwight Tardy are Kevin McCall and Marcus Richmond, and Logwone Mitz will also make the trip with Doba saying he hopes he wouldn't have to use the Redmond power runner, thereby preserving his redshirt.
DOBA INDICATED injury information could be less forthcoming for the rest of the season. The Wazzu staff scours all the media sources during the week on the upcoming opponent and prepares accordingly. But Washington State, said Doba, seems to be giving out more information to their opponents than what they're reading in return.
Doba cited Arizona State and Wisconsin as examples where starting personnel the Cougs prepared for in practice were not mentioned during the week by the media as even questionable, yet did not play.
"So I don't know how much we should talk about injuries or put in the paper," said Doba.