After going through last week with his status shrouded in a bit of mystery, the expectation is Oregon quarterback Bo Nix will be at the controls once again this Saturday in Corvallis as the Ducks try to close out the regular season with a win.

Nix injured his ankle late in Oregon’s loss to Washington on Nov. 12 and was briefly forced out of the game. He returned for the final possession though, and then played the entire game (for all intents and purposes) against Utah in last Saturday’s 20-17 win.

When he met with reporters on Tuesday, he provided some encouraging news on the injury front.

“It’s doing well. A lot better this Tuesday than it was last Tuesday,” he said. “Our training staff is doing a great job, and we’re just monitoring it. We should be good to go.”

Nix has dealt with frequent ankle injuries throughout his playing career. He broke an ankle in high school and then again last fall in what would be the official end of his Auburn tenure.

“I’ve kind of been there and know what to expect with the ankle. I think that, to be honest, has kind of helped,” he said. “Just having been through it in the past, so I know what to expect with this one and know how to treat it and that stuff. If you’re standing and decent and mobile enough the quarterback position can kind of get away with it.

“If I was going to be able to play in that game — with the hype around it and how much it meant — I was going to do my best to get out there and play.”

And the same can be said for this Saturday (12:30 p.m. PT, ABC) against Oregon State.

“That guy’s got heart,” said coach Dan Lanning. “He cares about the game, he cares about this team and I think it shows in the way he plays.”