Missouri freshman guard Montaque Gill-Caesar is expected to miss a fourth straight game with back spasms Saturday when the Tigers play host to Tennessee at 5 p.m. at Mizzou Arena.
Gill-Caesar, who was limited to 9 minutes on Jan. 3 in a win against Lipscomb, has missed all of Missouri’s SEC games.
The Tigers are 7-9 and 1-2 in conference play.
Gill-Caesar, known by coaches and teammates as “Teki,” is second on the Tigers in scoring at 11.5 points and rebounds at 3.7.
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He had started MU’s first 13 games.
Gill-Caesar originally suffered the injury on a hard fall after a flagrant foul by Illinois’ Leron Black during the Braggin’ Rights Game on Dec. 20 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
“Teki has practiced a little bit, but I don’t know that he would play on Saturday,” Anderson said. “I’d say doubtful … but he has improved and, hopefully, we’ll get him back soon.”
Anderson also said junior guard Deuce Bello remains indefinitely suspended.