Missouri has had some injuries, including on the offensive line. What's the prognosis on the key guys, and how important would those injuries be?
Matter: Jack Meiners, the top option at right guard, is questionable with a strained knee and didn't practice Tuesday. I'd be surprised if he plays. If he can't practice midweek, that doesn't seem like he'd be functional enough to play well against Georgia. He's Missouri's biggest guard and strongest player overall. If he can't go again, Max Copeland, a former walk-on, starts again at right guard and Evan Boehm, a true freshman, starts again at left guard. Copeland graded out higher than any other lineman in the Southeastern Louisiana game, but the caliber of play obviously changes against Georgia.
Middle linebacker Will Ebner is also questionable with a neck stinger, but he's confident he'll be able to play. If he can't play, Donovan Bonner would be the first linebacker off the bench. He had a productive camp, and there might not be much drop-off if he has to play.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mizzou injury update
A lot of good info in Emerson's Q&A with Missouri beat guy Dave Matter, right down to places to eat and pre-game. Thanks for that especially. But of particular interest is the update on the injury front.