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Keith Price's knee injury could keep him out of Saturday's game at Oregon State

At his Monday press conference, Steve Sarkisian announce that it's a possibility quarterback Keith Price might not play on Saturday against Oregon State in Corvallis.

Price's left knee is very swollen and he's undergoing an MRI today to see the extent of the damage. Sarkisisan said he didn't the injury would have any serious long-term effects, but right now it's enough of an issue where Price won't practice today and they will start the week preparing for back-up Nick Montana to start.

"We'll prepare ourselves for Nick Montana to make his first start Saturday and if things change then things chance but I think you have to prepare for that so we don't get caught off-guard,'' he said.

The injury occurred in the third quarter when Price was sacked by three USC defenders. His left knee was twisted in the pile.

"That last sack there, really after the sack in the pileup he got twisted up pretty good, so there is some swelling there,'' Sarkisian said. "We don't think it's significant from a long-term standpoint but we want to make sure of that and then we need to monitor the swelling in the knee. It's a lot more swollen than it has been, so we have to monitor that.''

Price said after the game, he would be ready to play on Saturday. And Sarkisian said he may still play, but they will monitor his health this week to see if he can go.