OSU QB out up to a month after knee surgery

OSU QB out up to a month after knee surgery

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TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Sean Mannion #4 of the Oregon State Beavers throws a pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press and KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 4:49 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State University quarterback Sean Mannion is expected to be out for up to a month after surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Mannion injured his left knee during the No. 10 Beavers' victory over Washington State on Saturday. He will be week-to-week after what was considered a successful surgery Wednesday.

He could be back in time to play in the team's last four games, including the Civil War game against Oregon on November 24.

Click for Oregon State's 2012 schedule

Backup Cody Vaz will start for the undefeated Beavers when they play a nonconference game against BYU this weekend. It will be his first start since high school

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Mannion threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in Oregon State's 19-6 victory over the Cougars Saturday. He apparently injured the knee on a handoff but did not leave the game.

Following the victory, Oregon State jumped into the Top 10 of the AP rankings for the first time since 2001, when the Beavers went to the Fiesta Bowl. The team has not opened a season with 5 wins since 1939.

Mannion was averaging 339.5 yards passing a game, second in the Pac-12 and sixth in the nation. He has thrown for 1,358 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions so far this season.

Related: OSU climbs to No. 10 in AP poll

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