2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week Six


Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks tight end Chris Gragg (80) carries the ball during a game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE

After several weeks of key injuries suffered throughout the SEC very few new injuries or suspensions are reported for week six of the 2012 college football season. The big headline grabber is the suspension of Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.

DGB was considered the No. 1 high school recruit in the nation for the 2012 class out of Springfield, Mo. Wednesday night Green-Beckham was arrested along with two other freshman teammates for possession of marijuana in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium.

All three players are suspended for the Tigers match up against Vanderbilt this week. Green-Beckham’s suspension of the three carries the most weight for Missouri.

For the first time this season Georgia appears to be as close to 100 percent as they may ever get during the 2012 college football season. The added depth comes at the right time for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs as they travel to Columbia to face the Gamecocks this week.

Alabama’s depth took a hit for the second week in a row when running back Dee Hart and wide receiver DeAndrew White were declared out for the season because of ACL tears. Hart, a top recruit in the 2011 class, injured his knee during summer camp last season missing the entire 2011 championship run of the Tide’s.

The starting quarterback carrousel at Kentucky continues to go around and around again this week. Maxwell Smith is out indefinitely making true freshman Jalen Whitlow the new guy under center. Whitlow (Prattville, AL) was considered the No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class.

The Razorbacks will be without their preseason All-SEC tight end Chris Gragg again this week and may be without the services of starting safety Eric Bennett (hamstring) and part-time starting cornerback Kaelon Kelleybrew (concussion).

The good news for Arkansas is starting cornerback Tevin Mitchell and Chris Gragg should only be a week away from returning to the field.

There is a possibility that the Hogs will use Mitchell on third down situations against Auburn this weekend. Until Mitchell shows he is back in game shape do not expect much playing time from him on the field if the Razorbacks can get by without him.

Week Six SEC Games

Texas A&M (3-1) at Ole Miss (3-2)

No. 5 Georgia (5-0) at No. 6 South Carolina (5-0)

Auburn (1-3) vs. Arkansas (1-4)

No. 10 Florida (4-0) vs. No. 4 LSU (5-0)

No. 20 Mississippi State (4-0) at Kentucky (1-4)

Vanderbilt (1-3) at Missouri (3-2)

On a Bye

No. 1 Alabama (4-0)

Tennessee (3-2)


WR Chris Black, out for season, 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)

WR DeAndrew White, out for season, knee (10-1-12)

RB Dee Hart, out for season, knee (10-1-12)

NG Brandon Ivory, doubtful vs. Ole Miss, ankle


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)

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

TE Chris Gragg, out vs. Auburn, leg bruise

CB Kaelon Kelleybrew, questionable vs. Auburn, concussion

S Eric Bennett, questionable vs. Auburn, hamstring

CB Tevin Mitchell, doubtful vs. Auburn, neck/gallbladder surgery


WR DeAngelo Benton, out indefinitely, suspension

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

QB Clint Moseley, questionable vs. Arkansas, shoulder

WR Quan Bray, out vs. Arkansas, 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)

LB Jelani Jenkins, probable vs. LSU, thumb

LB Lerentee McCray, probable vs. LSU, leg

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

DT Dominique Easley, probable vs. LSU, knee

OL Chaz Green, probable vs. LSU, ankle

RB Trey Burton, probable vs. LSU, back

TE Jordan Reed, probable vs. LSU, head

DT Sharrif Floyd, probable vs. LSU, shoulder

OT Matt Patchan, doubtful vs. LSU, pectoral


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

DE Arby Jones, probable vs. South Carolina, ankle

OL Hunter Long, questionable vs. South Carolina, foot

RB Brandon Harton, out three weeks, thumb (9-28-12)

LB Jarvis Jones, questionable vs. South Carolina, groin

WR Michael Bennett, out for season, ACL (10-3-12)


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

OT Trevino Woods, questionable vs. MSU, ankle

S Josh Forrest, questionable vs. MSU, hip

TE Gabe Correl, doubtful vs. MSU, hip

CB Carter Rice, questionable vs. MSU, quad

QB Maxwell Smith, out indefinitely, shoulder

CB Marcus Caffey, out for season, grades

S Glenn Faulkner, questionable vs. MSU, ankle

S Miles Simpson, probable vs. MSU, knee

RB CoShik Williams, out for season, hip

DT Mister Cobble, questionable vs. MSU, infection

S Ashely Lowery, probable vs. MSU, concussion

RB Raymond Sanders, questionable vs. MSU, unknown

DB Dakotah Tyler, out for season, ACL (10-1-12)


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)

FB J.C. Copeland, probable vs. Florida, leg

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, probable vs. Vanderbilt, knee (9-10-12)

LB Zaviar Gooden, probable vs. Vanderbilt, hamstring

OL Jack Meiners, probable vs. Vanderbilt, knee

WR Dorial Green-Beckham, out vs. Vanderbilt, suspension

Ole Miss

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

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

DL Uriah Grant, probable vs. Texas A&M, hand

DL Woodrow Hamilton, doubtful vs. Texas A&M, ankle

WR Korvic Neat, probable vs. Texas A&M, groin

South Carolina

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

OT Mike Matulis, questionable vs. Georgia, 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

K Taylor Bertolet, probable vs. Ole Miss, ankle

DB Steven Campbell, doubtful vs. Ole Miss, concussion


LB Tristan Strong, left team, personal

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