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MU scrimmage report: Meiners carted off with knee injury

Missouri suffered another potential blow on its offensive line Thursday when senior guard

Jack Meiners

– a surefire starter and perhaps the team’s strongest offensive lineman – had to be carted off the field with what coach

Gary 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

Max Copeland

, a junior who has been battling for the starting left guard spot with true freshman 

Evan 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 guard

Travis Ruth

, who is out for the season with a triceps injury. Starting left tackle

Elvis Fisher

missed all of last season with a knee injury, starting right tackle

Justin Britt

missed the first two weeks of camp with a foot injury and redshirt freshman

Taylor Chappell

– perhaps the top backup at offensive tackle - was also lost for the season during camp with a knee injury.

Medical report

Linebacker

Will Ebner

, tight end

Sean Culkin

, defensive tackle

Matt Hoch

, defensive tackle

Lucas Vincent

, safety

Braylon Webb

, receiver

L'Damian Washington

and cornerback

Kip Edwards

did not participate in the scrimmage.

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