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Sophomore tight end Pharaoh Brown sat out Tuesday's practice, but hopes to return to action in a limited capacity by Monday.

On a day when Oregon was given some potential bad news the Ducks may have also received some good news on the injury front from sophomore tight end Pharaoh Brown with his chance to return quicker than expected from a leg injury.

Brown spoke with reporters on Tuesday in street clothes while sporting a cast and crutches to explain his injury and the chance on a return date.

"I just had to put it in a cast. I just tweaked it a little bit," said Brown. "I had to mobilize it a little bit. It happened a few days ago in practice."

Brown says he has some hope for being back relatively quickly after there was some speculation that Brown might be out for a long period of time.

"The cast will be off at the end of the week and then I'll be back running and everything," Said Brown. "They [trainers] are just keeping it mobilized so I don't hurt it."

Brown says the plan is to remove the cast on Friday and return to working out with the team on Monday. As for his chances of playing against Nicholls on August 31st to open the season Brown says he should be back.

The 6-foot-6 238 pound tight end who is expected to be one of Oregon's top playmakers says the cast is more for a cautionary issue to prevent himself from further hurting it and to speed up the healing process.

"I'll probably play [against Nicholls], but I'll be limited. I don't know it. The plan is to be back, but limited."

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