Brett Salisbury, competing to be Oregon’s starting quarterback, required surgery to repair a hernia and will be unable to play for about six weeks. He was injured when he slipped on wet grass as he set to throw a pass.
Salisbury, of Escondido, has two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Brigham Young. Coach Rich Brooks said redshirt freshman Danny O’Neil will start against Washington State on Sept. 7.
Salisbury’s brother is Sean Salisbury, backup quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings who had an injury-riddled career at USC.