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Roper Working His Way Back

Justin Roper (eDuck file)

When Justin Roper grabbed for his left knee on the turf at Purdue three weeks ago, it was the first time he had ever been injured in his football career. The knee injury turned out to be relatively minor, but to complicate things for the Duck sophomore, a case of viral tonsillitis caused him to miss the USC game plus lose eight pounds in a week's time.

This week, Roper is feeling better after regaining half the weight lost and looking to fit back into the Oregon line up. The Oregon Ducks (4-2, 2-1) could use Justin Roper's presence on the playing field this Saturday night as they play the UCLA Bruins (2-3, 1-1) at Autzen Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 7:26 p.m. Depending on how Roper responds this week in workouts will determine exactly...

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