2012 College Football: SEC Week One Injury Updates


Each year every college football coaching staff and respective fans hope their team makes it through spring practice, fall camp, and the regular season without any significant injuries. Heading into the 2012 college football season several SEC teams are already behind the eight ball due to fall camp injuries and suspensions.

The University of Missouri is one of two new teams to the conference looking to make a grand entry in conference play. Looking over their two-deep chart mixed with the piling injuries, Tiger fans maybe in for a grueling initial jaunt through the SEC.

Missouri has 11 total players that are either out or doubtful for their home opener against Southeast Louisiana on Saturday. Most notably last year’s starting running back Henry Josey remains sidelined with a knee injury suffered last year against Texas and starting offensive guard Travis Ruth will miss the entire 2012 season due to a triceps injury.

Fellow SEC East members Georgia and South Carolina have question marks on both sides of the ball before the season’s first coin flip.

Georgia has four players suspended for their road opener against Vanderbilt with another three players that could miss time. Little information has come out of the Commodores camp regarding preseason injuries. Going into opening kick Vanderbilt appears to be a healthy team.

South Carolina claims Lattimore is 100 percent after missing the second half of last season but time will tell how long he can hold up against opponents taking shots, cheap or otherwise, at his surgically repaired knee.

Gamecock backup running back Brandon Wilds is expected to miss two to three weeks with an ankle injury leaving starting quarterback Connor Shaw’s bad back and backup Kenny Miles to carry the load running the ball.

The following is an updated injury list of SEC teams and their players:


RB Eddie Lacy, probable vs. Michigan, ankle

WR Chris Black, out 3-4 months, shoulder

CB Travell Dixon, left team

DB Jarrick Williams, out for season, knee

WR Amari Cooper, probable vs. Michigan, foot

WR Bradley Sylve, probable vs. Michigan, hand


TE Jeremy Sprinkle, out for season, wrist

WR Marquel Wade, out for season, disciplinary reasons

OT Jason Peacock, possible one game suspension vs. Jacksonville State


C Reese Dismukes, possible suspension vs. Clemson

WR DeAngelo Benton, out indefinitely, suspension


WR Michael McNeely, out for season, foot

DE Ronald Powell, out indefinitely, ACL

QB Jeff Driskel, probable, shoulder vs. Bowling Green


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

LB Alec Ogletree, doubtful vs. Buffalo, suspension

S Bacarri Rambo, doubtful vs. Buffalo, suspension

CB Branden Smith, status for game vs. Buffalo unknown

LB Chase Vasser, out two games, suspension

CB Sanders Commings, out two games, suspension

LB Ray Drew, probable vs. Buffalo, concussion

DB Damian Swann, probable vs. Buffalo, neck


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

RB CoShik Williams, probable vs. Louisville, foot

RB Josh Clemons, doubtful vs. Louisville, knee


CB Tyrann Mathieu, out for season, dismissed

RB Michael Ford, suspension, academics

LB Tahj Jones, suspension, academics

Mississippi State

No injuries reported


WR Wesley Leftwich, out indefinitely, food poisoning

DB Braylon Webb, out indefinitely, undisclosed

OL Jack Meiners, out Saturday vs. SE Louisiana, knee

OL Justin Britt, probable Saturday vs. SE Louisiana, foot

QB James Franklin, probable Saturday vs. SE Louisiana, shoulder

RB Henry Josey, out for season, knee

WR T.J. Moe, probable Saturday vs. SE Louisiana, hamstring

DL Lucas Vincent, doubtful Saturday vs. SE Louisiana, pectoral

OG Travis Ruth, out for the season, triceps

OL Logan Adkison, out for season, dismissal

OT Taylor Chappell, out for season, knee

Ole Miss

LB D.T. Shackelford, out for season, knee

TE Jamal Mosley, doubtful Saturday vs. Central Arkansas, suspension

DE Gerald Rivers, out Saturday vs. Central Arkansas, eligibility

S Charles Sawyer, out one month (8-7-12), quad

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

South Carolina

CB Akeem Auguste, out indefinitely, groin

LB Reginald Bowens, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, groin

WR Damiere Byrd, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, shoulder

RB Shon Carson, out indefinitely, wrist

DT Phillip Dukes, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, concussion

S Sharrod Golightly, out three games, suspension

RB Marcus Lattimore, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, knee

S Sheldon Royster, out for season, left team

FB Jacob Baker, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, knee

TE Drew Owens, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, knee

S Marcquis Roberts, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, knee

RB Brandon Wilds, out two-three weeks (8-27-12), ankle

QB Connor Shaw, probable Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, back


WR Da’Rick Rogers, left team, transfer

Texas A&M

RB Christine Michael probable Thursday vs. Louisiana Tech, knee

RB Brandon Williams, out for season, eligibility

RB Will Randolph, left team, undisclosed

TE Hutson Prioleau, left team, personal


LB Tristan Strong, left team, personal

* All reported injuries and suspensions are based off reports, some changes and upgrades to player injuries are possible. The list may not be complete as some teams are more forth coming than others on player injuries and current team status.