April 12, 2012

Q&A: Carson York

One of the best players and leaders on the Oregon offensive line is not playing this spring. Senior guard Carson York injured his leg late in the Oregon Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin, and is beginning to make great strides in his recovery. While this means he is not participating in spring drills, York of all players does not need it.

The 6-foot-5, 285 pound athletic and academic standout from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho has participated in spring drills since 2008, and by all accounts is another coach on the field for veteran offensive line coach Steve Greatwood. Duck Sports Authority caught up with one of the Pac-12's premier student-athletes to get an update.

Duck Sports Authority: How did you deal emotionally with your injury towards the end of the Rose Bowl?

Carson York: We won, it was pretty easy.

DSA: Well how about long term?

CY: It's part of the sport. Maybe it's a commentary on our intelligence that we play a sport like this where it's pretty commonplace to blow out a knee or a shoulder or whatever it is. We're all used to it. We've seen it happen to other guys and you have to have trust in the trainers to put you back into a position where you can do stuff.

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