Missouri suffered another potential blow on its offensive line Thursday when senior guardJack Meiners
– a surefire starter and perhaps the team’s strongest offensive lineman – had to be carted off the field with what coachGary Pinkel
described as a sprained knee.
“We’re hoping it’s not serious,” Pinkel said. “We’ll get an MRI, see what’s up with that.”
Meiners, who had to be helped off the field, was replaced at first-team right guard by former walk-on
, a junior who has been battling for the starting left guard spot with true freshmanEvan Boehm
. Boehm, a graduate of Lee's Summit West, then took all the snaps with the ones at left guard to finish out the scrimmage, the last of the fall for Missouri before its Sept. 1 season opener against Southeastern Louisiana.
Missouri has already lost one projected starter this camp in guardTravis Ruth
, who is out for the season with a triceps injury. Starting left tackleElvis Fisher
missed all of last season with a knee injury, starting right tackleJustin Britt
missed the first two weeks of camp with a foot injury and redshirt freshmanTaylor Chappell
– perhaps the top backup at offensive tackle - was also lost for the season during camp with a knee injury.Medical report
, tight endSean Culkin
, defensive tackleMatt Hoch
, defensive tackleLucas Vincent
, safetyBraylon Webb
, receiverL'Damian Washington
and cornerbackKip Edwards
did not participate in the scrimmage.To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor and on Instagram at TerezPaylor.