Oregon State battling injury issues

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After a promising 17-14 campaign last season, Oregon State will start the 2015-16 season shorthanded.

Multiple players on the Beavers’ roster are currently sidelined, including two seniors. Freshman guard Kendal Manuel is also expected to miss the season and redshirt following a broken leg.

The latest injury to Oregon State came during Monday’s practice as head coach Wayne Tinkle announced that senior Daniel Gomis would miss 6-to-8 weeks with a broken bone in his hand. Another senior forward, Jarmal Reid, is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right foot.

These early-season injuries certainly won’t help the Beavers, but Gomis and Reid were role players and the team has plenty of returning talent. All five starters return for the Beavers and they bring in a top-20 recruiting class.