Is Oregon QB Justin Herbert nearing a return to the field?

Oregon QB Justin Herbert has missed the past 3 games after suffering a broken collarbone against California. In his absence, the Ducks has struggled mightily on offense, scoring only 31 total points in 3 consecutive losses. In other words, the Ducks need Herbert back, badly.

The good news for Oregon fans is that Herbert seems to be making progress. On Tuesday morning, Herbert arrived to the practice field carrying shoulder pads for the first time since his injury.

He was later seen out on the practice field, in pads, throwing the ball very well.

Head coach Willie Taggart has not updated the status of Herbert, other than saying he looks better and that he needs to keep drinking his milk. “He’s trying every which way he can to try and get back out there,” Taggart said on Monday. “If he keeps drinking his milk, I think he can get out there sooner rather than later.”

Oregon hosts Utah this week and it looks like the Ducks will stay with true freshman Braxton Burmeister. However, based on Herbert’s presence on the field, there will be speculation that he could return this week.

The Ducks and Utes will meet on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.

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