Oregon defensive back Dontae Manning reportedly leaves practice with injury
A rising defensive back in Oregon’s secondary might be on the shelf as the Ducks reach the mid-point of their spring training session.
According to 247Sports’ Erik Skopil, Dontae Manning left Saturday’s scrimmage early and in a wheelchair. A University of Oregon official helped him to the team’s locker room from Autzen Stadium, where he later was seen leaving with a full leg brace on his left leg. Skopil noted that Manning was not on crutches.
“I have to wait and see what happened,” head coach Dan Lanning told reporters during the post-practice media availability. “He got dinged up. I really can’t speak on it yet because I’m obviously just leaving the practice field.”
Manning played in 12 games for the Ducks last season but entered the spring period a strong candidate to earn a starting job after departures from last year’s primary starters at corner, Mykael Wright and DJ James.
A third-year man from Kansas City, Missouri, Manning had 18 tackles and a pass breakup last season, starting the Alamo Bowl at corner for a depleted Oregon defense. According to Skopil, Manning was working with the first-team defense during Thursday’s 11-on-11 period.