Oregon D-Lineman Rex Manu will not play in 2017

Oregon defensive lineman Rex Manu (47) is helped off the field after being injured by defensive lineman T.J. Daniel (91) and defensive lineman Elijah George (74) in the first half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/George Frey)

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon defensive lineman Rex Manu will not play for the Ducks in 2017, The Oregonian's Andrew Greif reports and KVAL Sports has confirmed. A UO Spokesman told The Oregonian that Manu "is not competing in football this fall because of medical reasons." Manu suffered a season-ending injury in a 30-28 win at Utah on Nov. 19 of last year. He played 11 games during the 2016 season, finishing with 13 total tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack and 1 QB hurry. This news also comes just one day after freshman defensive lineman Rutger Reitamaier told media outlets that he plans to transfer.

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