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Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd underwent surgery for a broken nose

Jan 29, 2014, 10:07 PM EDT

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Oregon head coach Dana Altman revealed some potentially significant news on Wednesday afternoon.

Johnathan Loyd, who has been the starting point guard for the Ducks for the majority of the season, broke his nose on Tuesday during a rebounding drill.

“He caught an elbow and it was just an accident, so he missed practice yesterday,”¬†Altman told Matt Prehm of Duck Territory.

What’s concerning is what Altman didn’t tell Prehm: that Loyd had to undergo surgery:

The Ducks play UCLA on Thursday night in what has turned into a very, very important game for them.

If Loyd had surgery, it’s tough to imagine him playing a day later.

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