2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week Three


Sep 8, 2012; Little Rock, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Tevin Mitchell (8) is carted off of the field after an injury in the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at War Memorial Stadium. Warhawks defeated the Razorbacks 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Injuries throughout the SEC are starting to mount up and the end results should really begin to affect teams in week three action.

Last week LSU was dealt a blow before their non-conference matchup against Pac-12 member University of Washington when starting left tackle Chris Faulk injured his knee and was termed out indefinitely.

The Tigers have gone from one of the healthier teams in conference to now missing seven players. Second string linebackers Tahj Jones and D.J. Welter were both dismissed from the team this week along with two other players for academic reasons. Granted the Tigers are deep, but losing two quality backup linebackers could shakeup the defensive depth chart and rotation over the next couple of weeks. Fortunately for LSU they do not have a tough game on their schedule for four more weeks (Florida, Oct. 6).

Georgia should have a few familiar faces back on the field this week versus Florida Atlantic. A couple of players may still be held out of the lineup but a few should trickle back onto the field in time for the Bulldogs to start conference play in week four versus Vanderbilt followed up by a home game against Tennessee.

The Missouri Tigers are trading off healthy starting linebackers. Last week middle linebacker Will Ebner was banged up heading into the Georgia game. This week weak side linebacker Zaviar Gooden may not play when the Sun Devils travel to Columbia.

Missouri’s offensive line was already thin with the loss of guard Travis Ruth, now left tackle Elvis Fisher will miss some games with a knee injury.

The hardest hit team with injuries in the SEC has been the Arkansas Razorbacks. In less than one week the Hogs have lost two starting fullbacks (Small and Walker), and starting cornerback (Tevin Mitchell), and might be without the services of preseason All-SEC quarterback Tyler Wilson when Alabama travels to Fayetteville on Saturday.

The Razorbacks were a much different team during the second half of their upset loss to Louisiana-Monroe without Wilson. Wilson has been termed as day-to-day by the Arkansas coaching staff with head coach John L. Smith stating that he was optimistic of Wilson being cleared by team doctors before game time.

Week Three SEC Games

Arkansas vs. Alabama

Louisiana-Monroe vs. Auburn

Florida vs. Tennessee

Florida Atlantic vs. Georgia

Arizona State vs. Missouri

Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky

UAB vs. South Carolina

Idaho vs. LSU

Mississippi State vs. Troy

Texas vs. Ole Miss

Texas A&M vs. SMU


WR Chris Black, out 3-4 months, shoulder (8-10-12)

CB Travell Dixon, left team (8-11-12)

DB Jarrick Williams, out for season, knee (8-11-12)

RB/FB Jaslston Fowler, out for season, knee (9-10-12)


TE Jeremy Sprinkle, out for season, wrist

WR Marquel Wade, out for season, disciplinary reasons

FB Kiero Small, out indefinitely, foot (9-6-12)

CB Tevin Mitchell, out indefinitely, gallbladder surgery (9-11-12)

RB/FB Kody Walker, out for season, leg, (9-9-12)

QB Tyler Wilson, doubtful Saturday vs. Alabama, head

CB Kaelon Kelleybrew, probable Saturday vs. Alabama, arm


WR DeAngelo Benton, out indefinitely, suspension


WR Michael McNeely, out for season, foot (8-24-12)

DE Ronald Powell, out indefinitely, ACL (8-21-12)

LS Drew Ferris, out indefinitely, collarbone (9-03-12)

OT Matt Patchan, doubtful Saturday vs. Tennessee, pectoral

LB Jelani Jenkins, out indefinitely, thumb (9-10-12)

S Josh Evans, probable Saturday vs. Tennessee, shoulder

LB Lerentee McCray, doubtful Saturday vs. Tennessee, leg

RB Mike Gillislee, probable Saturday vs. Tennessee, groin

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

DB De’Ante Saunders, probable Saturday vs. Tennessee, return from suspension


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

LB Alec Ogletree, doubtful vs. Florida Atlantic, suspension

S Bacarri Rambo, doubtful vs. Florida Atlantic, suspension

LB Chase Vasser, probable vs. Florida Atlantic, suspension served

CB Sanders Commings, probable vs. Florida Atlantic, suspension served

DB Malcom Mitchell, probable vs. Florida Atlantic, ankle

OL Watts Dantzler, questionable vs. Florida Atlantic, ankle

LB Cornelius Washington, probable vs. Florida Atlantic, leg (9-10-12)

NT John Jenkins, probable vs. Florida Atlantic, shoulder


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

RB CoShik Williams, probable vs. Western Kentucky, back

RB Josh Clemons, doubtful vs. Western Kentucky, knee

S Glenn Faulkner, doubtful vs. Western Kentucky, ankle

OT Trevino Woods, doubtful vs. Western Kentucky, ankle

S Josh Forrest, probable vs. Western Kentucky, hip


CB Tyrann Mathieu, out for season, dismissed (8-10-12)

OT Chris Faulk, out indefinitely, knee (9-7-12)

TE Tyler Edwards, out for season, academics

LB Tahj Jones, out for season, academics

OT Evan Washington, out for season, academics

LB D.J. Welter, out for season, academics

DE Jordan Allen, out for season, undisclosed

WR Travin Dural, out for season, knee

Mississippi State

No injuries reported


WR Wesley Leftwich, out indefinitely, food poisoning

OL Jack Meiners, doubtful vs. Arizona State, knee

RB Henry Josey, out for season, knee

OG Travis Ruth, out for the season, triceps

OL Logan Adkison, out for season, dismissal

OT Taylor Chappell, out for season, knee

OL Elvis Fisher, out indefinitely, knee (9-10-12)

LB Zaviar Gooden, doubtful vs. Arizona State, hamstring (9-10-12)

Ole Miss

LB D.T. Shackelford, out for season, knee (8-4-12)

DE Gerald Rivers, out vs. Texas, eligibility

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

DB Trae Elston, out vs. Texas, one-game suspension

South Carolina

CB Akeem Auguste, out indefinitely, groin

RB Shon Carson, out indefinitely, wrist

S Sharrod Golightly, out three games, suspension, return vs. Missouri

S Sheldon Royster, out for season, left team

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

QB Connor Shaw, questionable vs. UAB, shoulder

DE Jadeveon Clowney, probable vs. UAB, ribs

S D.J. Swearinger, out indefinitely, unknown (9-11-12)


WR Da’Rick Rogers, left team, transfer

Texas A&M

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

DE Thad McHaney, out for season, back (9-7-12)