Oregon State standout offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo should be ready to play "early" in the 2014 season following foot surgery, but Beavers coach Mike Riley said it's too early to tell if he will play in the opener against Portland State.

"I think it's on pretty good schedule to be ready to play, if not at the very first game, early," Riley said Thursday at Pac-12 Media Days. "So we're going to be very, very careful with that. So that's why I'm being very careful when I say he's going to play. But I anticipate him being ready. I would think he might be ready for the first game, but maybe not."

Seumalo, who earlier this summer was pegged as a contender for virtually every postseason offensive lineman award, missed all of spring practice with that broken foot sustained in the Hawaii Bowl. Riley said Seumalo has done a bit during summer workouts but that the coaches "are going to have to be pretty slow with" easing him back in during fall camp.