Oregon’s star freshman linebacker Noah Sewell was seriously injured Saturday afternoon against UCLA and had to leave the football game.
Midway through the third quarter, Sewell’s right leg was rolled up during a tackle and he fell to the ground. He couldn’t leave under his own power and the Oregon medical staff had to bring out the cart to bring him off the football field. Oregon’s entire football team came over to him to wish him well before his departure from the football field via a cart. UCLA head coach Chip Kelly also checked in on Sewell before his departure.
Late in the fourth quarter, Sewell was back on the sidelines of the Oregon side and was sporting a crutch. Postgame, head coach Mario Cristobal provided some details on where things stand.
“We got to run some more tests on him. We feel like he’s got a chance where he’ll be okay,” said Cristobal. “That’s more than I can comment on right now until we confirm a few things.
“Hopefully things are not as bad as things originally seemed.”
Sewell left the game with five total tackles, three solo, and one sack. He also forced a fumble earlier in the football game, which led to an Oregon touchdown.
Sewell was ranked as the nation’s 13th best player in the country in the 2020 recruiting class and ranked as the second-best inside linebackers in the country. He is one of Oregon’s highest-rated commits in the school’s history.
This story will be updated.