OSU WR Catchings out four weeks with hand injury

Posted by ESPN,com's Ted Miller

Oregon State receiver Darrell Catchings will be out four weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand over the weekend, the school announced.

Catchings only caught seven passes last year, but the junior had an outstanding spring and was expected to be a centerpiece of the passing offense, which lost its two leading receivers from 2008, Sammie Stroughter and Shane Morales.

With Catchings out, true freshman Markus Wheaton, one of the stars thus far of preseason camp, will into Catchings' spot -- "X' receiver -- while Damola Adeniji will shift to "Z" behind James Rodgers.