Sep 14, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Medical personnel attend to Oregon State Beavers running back Storm Woods (24) after he sustained an injury during the second half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Oregon State won 51-48 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Injured Oregon State running back Storm Woods discusses support from Duck fans


When Oregon State Beavers running back Storm Woods sustained a concussion against the Utah Utes last week, he was inundated with messages of love and support from the OSU faithful. That’s not exactly shocking. What is more surprising, though, were the Oregon Duck fans who reached out to Woods to express their best wishes.

Woods talked today about receiving support from the fans of his team’s most despised rival:

From the Twitter aspect, it was crazy. The biggest thing was the Duck fans. I was expecting, ‘Hey, you deserved it,’ but it was actually more like, ‘Hey, I don’t like the Beavers but I like you, and I hope you’re OK.’ A lot of people gave me love on Twitter. It was awesome (Oregon Live).

Woods also discussed what happened on that fateful play:

It was weakside protection, and my man didn’t come but I saw somebody coming high off the corner so I ran out there  to get the block so Sean (Mannion) could get the ball off. Unfortunately — and (running backs coach Chris) Brasfield teaches me the technique all the time — I should have cut it with my shoulder but I cut it with my head. Sean got the ball off, that’s the important thing.

While Woods has been listed as out indefinitely due to the injury, we hope he is able to get back on the field soon. Woods provides a much-needed running threat to balance out Sean Mannion’s aerial attack. We extend our best wishes to Woods and hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery.

[Source: Oregon Live]

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