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Ducks commit Evan Voeller out after injury

9/19/2012

The Oregon Ducks recently added another in-state commit to their offensive line class when Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) made the call for the Ducks. Brenner's pledge gave the Ducks a nice boost by adding depth to their class up front, but the prize of the Ducks' 2013 offensive line haul is another in-state lineman.

While Brenner will add depth, most likely at center, Under Armour All-American Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore/West Linn) will add size and strength somewhere else along the line. First, Voeller will need to rehab from an injury in hopes of making it back in time for the Oregon state playoffs.

The four-star Voeller suffered the injury to his AC joint after falling awkwardly on his arm in the third quarter of West Linn's victory on Friday night and is expected to be out for four to six weeks.

Voeller, the No. 179 player in the ESPN 300 was supposed to be in Eugene along with Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge) for his official visit this past weekend, but things didn't go as planned after the injury sidelined the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder. He did however, wind up in Eugene on Monday.

After seeing a Portland area doctor who recommended surgery to repair the damage, Voeller headed south to get a second opinion. The Oregon team doctors said it doesn't look like he will need to undergo surgery. Instead they suggested that he rest the shoulder and work to rehab it before making any decision on a surgery, which would likely keep him out longer than planned.

Voeller plans to rehab his shoulder and work on staying in shape with hopes of participating in the the stretch run of his senior season.