Report: Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffers season-ending injury

Oregon senior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, considered one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, suffered a knee injury in practice Tuesday, and his season is over, according to a Comcast Sports Northwest report.

Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, who first reported the injury, wrote in a tweet that the injury is feared to be a torn ACL.

Ekpre-Olomu (5-foot-10, 195 pounds) has coverage-corner skills and also is solid in run support; Ducks secondary coach John Neal has lauded him for his tackling ability.

The injury could drastically affect his draft status, and his absence will be a huge blow to Oregon's secondary in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl playoff semifinal against Florida State.

Ekpre-Olomu went into the season as the top draft-eligible corner, but has had some ups-and-downs this season, particularly in a narrow win over Washington State in which he frequently was beaten. He's still a top prospect, but other corners might have passed him on some draft boards.

According to a tweet by Darren Rovell, Ekpre-Olomu has a $3 million loss-of-value insurance policy and would receive the full amount if he were to fall past the beginning of the third round of the draft.

Ekpre-Olomu has two interceptions, nine pass breakups and 63 tackles this season; he had three, six and 84, respectively, last season.

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