Oregon's Kenjon Barner injured

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was injured late in the first half against Oregon State with what appeared to be a possible rib or abdomen injury.

Barner was attended to by trainers on the field after the injury, then walked gingerly to the sidelines without help. He stood on the sidelines for several minutes with his helmet on, conferring with trainers, before heading to the locker room just before halftime.

Barner rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown for the No. 5 Ducks before he was injured. He returned in the second half and finished with 198 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's 48-24 victory over the Beavers.

After the game, Barner would only describe the injury as being minor.

Barner was the sixth-ranked running back in the nation, averaging 129.6 yards per game, going into Saturday's Civil War rivalry game against Oregon State (No. 15 BCS, No. 16 AP).

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.