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It looks like Missouri will be without its star linebacker this weekend

A win over Missoui on Saturday would essentially clinch bowl eligibility for Kentucky for the first time since 2010 (pardon me for penciling Austin Peay in as a win, but the Governors haven’t won a game this season), and the Cats’ chances of taking down the Tigers got another boost due to some unfortunate injury news. Missouri’s star linebacker Michael Scherer left Mizzou’s game vs. Middle Tennessee State on Saturday with a knee injury, and, last night, rumors spread that he is out for the year with an ACL and MCL tear:

Missouri has yet to confirm the news, but I think it’s safe to assume Scherer will not play vs. Kentucky, which is a huge blow to Mizzou’s defense. He’s considered the heart and soul of the unit, leading the team in tackles with 53 total and handling on-field communications. Try as Mizzou might, players like Scherer can’t be replaced.

Scherer’s injury is one of many for the Tigers, who saw several significant players go down vs. MTSU: cornerback John Gibson, defensive tackle Terry Beckner, safety Thomas Wilson, and tight end Jason Reese. Missouri also played without right guard Alec Abeln, who sprained his ankle in practice last week.


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5 Comments for It looks like Missouri will be without its star linebacker this weekend

  1. Mathlete
    2:05 pm October 25, 2016 Permalink

    I said it last week, I’ll say it again – I hate seeing any player get hurt for any team (yeah, even U of LittleBrother), but if they’re going to miss game time I’m cool with it being against UK

    • secrick
      2:10 pm October 25, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah don’t want to see any one get hurt. Glad the kid from State is ok.

    • Mathlete
      2:16 pm October 25, 2016 Permalink

      Agreed! I was relieved when I heard he was OK. It’s just a game, no need to wish ill on anyone because of it (again, even U of LittleBro)

  2. kentuckybobby
    2:23 pm October 25, 2016 Permalink

    Their LB who is projected #20 (walter football) in the 17 draft is still playing. So i wouldnt say their LB is severely decimated. Charles Harris is his name

  3. ClutchCargo
    2:37 pm October 25, 2016 Permalink

    Give it to Boom and Benny and get the hell out of the way!