It's becoming an annual event in the offseason for the Oregon State football program. A quarterback that they are leaning fairly heavily on, will reportedly have shoulder surgery.
It's looking like Beavers QB Lyle Moevao will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder at some point this week.
Moevao injured his right shoulder on November 1, but he returned and played well in the Civil War, and he also played in the Sun Bowl. Still, the shoulder has bothered him alot this off-season, so surgery appears the likely scenario.
Here's the bad news in this... it will likely keep Moevao out for most, if not all, of spring ball.
It's bad news for Moevao and the Beavers, because it will set him back as far as conditioning and timing. But the silver lining in this is that it will allow Peter Lalich and Sean Canfield to get some valuable snaps.
An unfortunate development like this will likely make the Beavers quarterback job one that won't be settled on until just a few weeks before the season opener.
Here's hoping Moevao has a speedy recovery!