EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month.
Helfrich acknowledged the senior All-America's college career is over after he was injured during a noncontact drill on Tuesday. The coach wouldn't disclose the nature of the injury.
But a person with knowledge of the injury had previously told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Ekpre-Olomu had hurt his right knee. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the program does not discuss injuries.
Ekpre-Olomu has been a cornerstone of the Ducks' secondary with 63 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups this season.