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Oregon QB Justin Herbert out with fractured collarbone

FILE- - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert passes in the second quarter against Arizona in an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. Even though there aren't any conference championships or bowl games on the line, the winner of Saturday's Civil War game against Oregon State does get something--they avoid the Pac-12 North's basement. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is out "for a while" because of a fractured collarbone, coach Willie Taggart said Monday.

Taggart also said at his weekly news conference that junior linebacker Kaulana Apelu is out for the season with an ankle fracture.

Herbert, running back Royce Freeman and receiver Dillon Mitchell, all starters for the Ducks, were injured in the first half of the Oregon's 45-24 victory Saturday over Calfiornia. Taggart did not mention the other players by name but said "everyone else is day-to-day."

Herbert left the game near the end of the first quarter after a 7-yard touchdown run. He finished 7-of-8 for 81 yards and a touchdown pass.

Backup quarterback Taylor Alie left the game with an injury during the fourth quarter, paving the way for third-string quarterback Braxton Burmeister to make his first college appearance.

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