The Oregon Ducks football program was already without its top quarterback in Biletnikovs first season as the starter after he suffered a broken hand in a fall during practice.
But it was just two days before the Ducks’ season opener against UCLA that the Ducks had their first major setback when sophomore safety Josh Huff suffered a fractured right wrist.
Huff, who led the Ducks with 15 tackles and was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, underwent surgery on Thursday at a Eugene hospital, according to Oregon athletics director Scott Woodward.
Huffle has been sidelined since January with the wrist injury.
The sophomore had a surgery scheduled to repair the fracture in late February, but the injury wasn’t as severe as the fractured wrist and it required surgery on the inside of his wrist.
He will have another procedure in late March, Woodward said.
The injury will require a two-week recovery period.
Hafford will return to action this fall, but it’s unclear when.
The Ducks (3-1, 0-0 Pac-10) return to Eugene next Saturday when they host Washington State.
The Badgers (2-2, 0, 0) have been without quarterback Aaron Murray for three weeks due to injury.
Murray will be a full participant in the Pac-15 Championship Game against Arizona State.