University of Missouri

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser undergoes knee surgery

Updated: 2013-10-25T16:37:11Z

By TOD PALMER

The Kansas City Star

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser had surgery Thursday to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee.

Berkstresser, a redshirt sophomore who graduated from Lee’s Summit, suffered the initial injury in practice Oct. 15 and reported discomfort to the trainers Sunday after the Tigers’ 36-17 victory against Florida.

An MRI on Monday revealed the extent of the injury.

Berkstresser, who completed 88 of 177 passes (49.7 percent) for 1,059 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions as James Franklin’s backup last season, will be on crutches for a month. There is no timetable for his return.

Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk became the Tigers’ starter after Franklin suffered a shoulder injury against Georgia. With Franklin and Berkstresser out, freshman Eddie Printz will back up Mauk for Saturday’s game against South Carolina.

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