2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week Five


Sep 22, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Chris Gragg (80) on the sidelines late in the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Rutgers defeated arkansas 35-26. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

The majority of the SEC is getting healthier while a few teams are still reeling from too many players in the trainer’s room than on the field heading into week five of the 2012 college football season.

Arkansas cannot catch a break, no pun intended, with their week in and week out injury status. The Razorbacks might be without their starting tight end Chris Gragg vs. Texas A&M.

The Hogs have lost starting fullbacks Kiero Small then Kody Walker for the year both in week two, starting cornerback Tevin Mitchell is out definitely after being hurt in week two as well, starting quarterback Tyler Wilson was out for half of one game and completely out for one full game, now the Razorbacks must deal with the possibility of losing one of the best receiving tight ends in the nation for who knows how long.

LSU is getting healthy with the return of four players to the field OG Josh Dworaczyk, DE Barkevious Mingo, WR James Wright, and S Craig Loston. Each player entered the Auburn game banged up but are expected to be ready to go verses Townson in time for their road trip next week to Florida.

Kentucky has 13 players that will be out or less than 100 percent this weekend from their preseason roster. Life does not get much better for Joker Phillips and his 1-3 Wildcats when the No. 6 Gamecocks come to town on Saturday.

Week five allows four SEC teams to rest up, prepare, and right the ship before going through the rest of their schedules.

Auburn played a physical game against LSU and could use the week to rest up. The Tigers will prep for Arkansas looking to avenge last year’s 38-14 loss to the Razorbacks next week.

Florida has a bye at the right time, they need to rest a few key players and the extra week to game plan for No. 3 LSU cannot hurt either.

Dan Mullen has to be as happy as he ever has been in his three years in Starkville. He’s 4-0 facing with a big conference win over Auburn. The Bulldogs get a bye before traveling to Kentucky, part of a three game stretch that could put MSU at 7-0 before facing Alabama on the road.

The toughest part of Vanderbilt’s (1-3) schedule is behind them (South Carolina, Northwestern, and Georgia); and James Franklin has to be relieved. Not that the rest of the Commodores schedule is easy but they will only face one more team that is currently ranked, No. 11 Florida. Outside of the possibility that Tennessee gets back in the Top 25 Franklin and Company will more than likely not face another ranked team the rest of the season.

Week Five SEC Games

Arkansas (1-3) vs. Texas A&M (2-1)

Mississippi (3-1) vs. No. 1 Alabama (4-0)

Missouri (2-2) vs. UCF (2-1)

No. 6 South Carolina vs. Kentucky (1-3)

Townson (2-1) vs. No. 3 LSU (4-0)

Tennessee (3-1) vs. No. 5 Georgia (4-0)

On a Bye

Auburn (1-3) vs. Arkansas next week

No. 11 Florida (4-0) vs. LSU next week

No. 21 Mississippi State (4-0) at Kentucky next week

Vanderbilt (1-3) at Missouri next week

SEC Injury Updates


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)

NG Brandon Ivory, doubtful vs. Ole Miss, ankle

TE Malcolm Faciane, probable vs. Ole Miss, shoulder


TE Jeremy Sprinkle, out for season, wrist

WR Marquel Wade, out for season, disciplinary reasons

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

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

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

TE Chris Gragg, questionable vs. Texas A&M, leg bruise


WR DeAngelo Benton, out indefinitely, suspension

DB Erique Florence, probable vs. LSU, personal/missed last week


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, pectoral

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

LB Lerentee McCray, probable vs. Kentucky, leg

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

DT Dominique Easley, questionable vs. Kentucky, knee

OL Chaz Green, probable vs. Kentucky, ankle

RB Trey Burton, back

TE Jordan Reed, head


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

LB Alec Ogletree, probable vs. Tennessee, suspension

S Bacarri Rambo, probable vs. Tennessee, suspension

OL Watts Dantzler, questionable vs. Tennessee, ankle

DE Arby Jones, probable vs. Tennessee, ankle

OL Hunter Long, out indefinitely, foot


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

OT Trevino Woods, questionable vs. SC, ankle

S Josh Forrest, doubtful vs. SC, hip

TE Gabe Correl, questionable vs. SC, hip

CB Carter Rice, questionable vs. SC, quad

QB Maxwell Smith, probable vs. SC, shoulder

CB Marcus Caffey, out for season, grades

S Glenn Faulkner, out vs. SC, ankle

RB CoShik Williams, doubtful vs. SC, hip

RB Josh Clemons, questionable vs. SC, knee

DT Mister Cobble, doubtful vs. SC, infection

OT Kevin Mitchell, probable vs. SC, ankle

S Ashely Lowery, doubtful vs. SC, concussion


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

RB Alfred Blue, out indefinitely, knee (9-18-12)

Mississippi State

No injuries reported


WR Wesley Leftwich, out indefinitely, food poisoning

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, out vs. UCF, hamstring

WR Rolandis Woodland, probable vs. UCF, hamstring

Ole Miss

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

DE Gerald Rivers, questionable vs. Alabama, eligibility

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

DL Uriah Grant, questionable vs. Alabama, hand

DL Woodrow Hamilton, doubtful vs. Tulane, ankle

WR Korvic Neat, doubtful vs. Alabama, groin

QB Bo Wallace, probable vs. Alabama, shoulder

South Carolina

CB Akeem Auguste, out indefinitely, groin

RB Shon Carson, out indefinitely, wrist

S Sharrod Golightly, returning from suspension vs. Kentucky

S Sheldon Royster, out for season, left team

RB Brandon Wilds, out indefinitely, ankle

S D.J. Swearinger, probable vs. Kentucky, suspension (9-11-12)

OT Mike Matulis, probable vs. Kentucky, shoulder


WR Da’Rick Rogers, left team, transfer

LB LaTroy Lewis, out for season, knee

PK George Bullock, out for season, broken leg

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)