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Friday, October 9, 2009
Ducks might get two starters back



Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller


Oregon has been riddled by injuries, but two injured starters might see some action for the first time in weeks at UCLA.

Ducks coach Chip Kelly, who is not a big fan of discussing injuries, said receiver Rory Cavaille and safety T.J. Ward might be cleared to play on Saturday.

Cavaille was a projected starter before suffering a shoulder injury in August. Ward suffered a high ankle sprain in the opener against Boise State.

Cavaille could bolster a receiver corps that has been inconsistent, other than Jeff Maehl. No Ducks receiver has scored a touchdown.

Redshirt freshman John Boyett has played well filling in for Ward. It will be interesting to see how he is used after Ward returns.

It appears, as previously reported, Nate Costa will start at quarterback against the Bruins, though Jeremiah Masoli (knee) might be available as a backup.