2012 College Football: SEC Injury Updates Week Ten


October 27, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore (21) is checked by trainers after being injured against the Tennessee Volunteers in the first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE

The preseason All-SEC team keeps taking hits week after week. This week the biggest injury update is the loss of South Carolina’s running back Marcus Lattimore for the remainder of the year.

Lattimore finished his season ranked No. 6 on the overall SEC rushing list, at the time of the injury, with 662 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Lattimore suffered a dislocated knee against Tennessee in a gruesome hit that one will never forget if they saw the injury live. Lattimore’s promising NFL future is in doubt but the early diagnosis is he could be back on the field by 2014.

Arkansas has been without a starter in every game this year and this week against Tulsa is no different. The Hogs will be without preseason All-SEC running back Knile Davis (hamstring) and tight end Chris Gragg (leg/bone bruise). They will be without wide receiver Brandon Mitchell as well.

Davis was held to two rushes for three yards before being injured against Ole Miss last week. Gragg had a touchdown catch before being hit low on the exact same play that caused him to miss a month of action from the Rutgers game.

Mitchell was held out of the game against Ole Miss for unknown reasons. All that is known is he is not injured. Speculation runs anywhere from illegal contact with an agent, receiving gifts to academic problems. A Freedom of Information Act search of Arkansas Razorback emails by a local media outlet did not generate any eye popping news. Time will tell if Mitchell is out for the remainder of the year or if he will be cleared to play soon.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik’s job has been on the hot seat all season and he might be in trouble when lowly New Mexico State rolls into town. Auburn will start true freshman Jonathan Wallace this weekend. Wallace was a dual threat quarterback in high school. Expect him to tuck and run like most freshmen due when under duress.

The Tigers are heavy favorites entering the game and should win hands down on talent alone but a closer score than anticipated could raise eyebrows to the lesser informed.

Missouri gets good news with the return of quarterback James Franklin. Franklin gets a tough draw facing Florida on the road but the return of Franklin over the final three games on the Tigers schedule should help Missouri’s chances of becoming bowl eligible. The good news for Missouri fans is Florida is limping into the game with several injuries of their own. The advantage goes to the swamp.

The top game of the week, perhaps the season, is Alabama vs. LSU. Bama appears to be the healthier of the two squads entering the game even though LSU had a bye week to prepare.

The game should rest on the play under center from either team. The nod goes to McCarron but fans have to wonder just how gimpy his back will be by game’s end. Playing behind a future NFL offensive line should keep McCarron upright but playing against some NFL defenders could cause problems for Alabama’s passing attack.

Week Nine SEC Scores

Kentucky 10 at Missouri 33

Tennessee 35 at No. 13 South Carolina 38

Mississippi 30 at Arkansas 27

No. 2 Florida 9 at No. 10 Georgia 17

Massachusetts 7 at Vanderbilt 49

No. 20 Texas A&M at 63 at Auburn 21

No. 11 Mississippi State 7 at No. 1 Alabama 38

On a Bye

South Carolina

Week Ten SEC Games

Tulsa at Arkansas

Troy at Tennessee

Missouri at No. 7 Florida

Vanderbilt at Kentucky

No. 16 Texas A&M at No. 15 Mississippi State

New Mexico State at Auburn

Mississippi at No. 6 Georgia

No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU


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)

QB AJ McCarron, probable vs. LSU, back

WR Amari Cooper, probable vs. LSU, 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)

DE Tenarius Wright, out for season, shoulder (10-10-12)

LB Alonzo Highsmith, out for season, foot (10-8-12)

RB Knile Davis, out vs. Tulsa, hamstring

TE Chris Gragg, out vs. Tulsa, leg

QB Tyler Wilson, probable vs. Tulsa, hip

WR Brandon Mitchell, out vs. Tulsa, suspension


OL Christian Westerman, out vs. New Mexico St, leg

CB Chris Davis, questionable vs. New Mexico St., concusion

QB Kiehl Frazier, questionable vs. New Mexico St, shoulder

QB Clint Moseley, questionable vs. New Mexico St, ankle

LB Justin Garrett, questionable vs. New Mexico St, unknown

DT Ryan Smith, probable vs. New Mexico St., unknown

DT Jeff Whitaker, questionable vs. New Mexico St, unknown

RB Mike Blakely, questionable vs. New Mexico St, unknown

OL Avery Young, out for season (10-22-12)

DB Erique Florence, questionable vs. New Mexico St, unknown

TE Philp Lutzenkirchen, out for season, hip (10-21-12)

QB Jonathan Wallace to start vs. NMST


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. Missouri, hamstring

WR Latroy Pittman, questionable vs. Missouri, ankle

DB Cody Riggs, out indefinitely, foot

OT Matt Patchan, out indefinitely, pectoral (10-9-12)

OL Xavier Nixon, probable vs. Missouri, knee

OL James Wilson, probable vs. Missouri, knee

DT Leon Orr, out vs. Missouri, illness

DT Damien Jacobs, probable vs. Missouri, hip

OL Trip Thurman, questionable vs. Missouri, legal issues

LB Lerente McCray, probable vs. Missouri, ankle

WR Solomon Patton, out for season, arm

CB Moses Jenkins, probable vs. Missouri, unknown


OT Kolton Houston, out indefinitely, eligibility

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

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

FB Merritt Hall, probable vs. Miss, ankle

LB Chase Vasser, doubtful vs. Miss, shoulder

DE Sterling Bailey, out indefinitely, thumb

LB Brandon Burrows, out indefinitely, hand

NT John Jenkins, probable vs. Miss, ankle

OL David Andrews, probable vs. Miss, knee

OG Chris Burnette, probable vs. Miss, thumb

DE Arby Jones, out for season, ankle (10-22-12)


TE Anthony Kendrick, out for season, eligibility

QB Maxwell Smith, out indefinitely, shoulder

CB Marcus Caffey, out for season, grades

RB CoShik Williams, out for season, hip

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

RB Josh Clemons, out for season, knee

DT Donte Rumph, doubtful vs. Vandy, knee

LB Pancho Thomas, out, wrist

DB Cody Quinn, questionable vs. Vandy, hamstring

LB Jabari Johnson, doubtful vs. Vandy, hamstring

TE Tyler Robinson, doubtful vs. Vandy, back


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

OT Chris Faulk, out for season, 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 for season, knee (9-18-12)

OT Alex Hurst, out indefinitely, personal

OG Josh Williford, probable vs. Alabama, concussion

LB Kwon Alexander, out for season, ankle

OG Josh Dworaczk, probable vs. Alabama, calf

C P.J. Lonergan, probable vs. Alabama, back

LB Luke Muncie, probable vs. Alabama, illness

S Eric Reid, probable vs. Alabama, sternum

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 Jack Meiners, out indefinitely, knee

OL Mitch Morse, out indefinitely, knee

DB Kip Edwards, questionable vs. Florida, neck

Ole Miss

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

WR Tobias Singleton, out for season, left team

WR Korvic Neat, probable vs. Auburn, groin

WR Collins Moore, out for season, shoulder (10-8-12)

LB Aaron Garbutt, doubtful vs. Georgia, illness

DB Senquez Golson, doubtful vs. Georgia, concussion

CB Wesley Pendleton, doubtful vs. Georgia, ankle

DE Cameron Whigham, questionable vs. Georgia, knee

South Carolina

RB Shon Carson, out indefinitely, wrist

S Sheldon Royster, out for season, left team

RB Brandon Wilds, out indefinitely, ankle

OT Mike Matulis, shoulder

RB Marcus Lattimore, out for season, knee

DT Kelcy Quarles, 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 (8-7-12)

DB Steven Campbell, out for season, concussion (10-17-12)

OL Shep Klinnke, out for season, foot (10-9-12)

WR Mike Evans, probable vs. MSU, hamstring


LB Tristan Strong, left team, personal

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

OG Josh Jelesky, probable vs. Kentucky, unknown

WR Jacquese Kirk, probable vs. Kentucky, unknown

DT Colt Nichter, probable vs. Kentucky, unknown

RB Zac Stacy, probable vs. Kentucky, ankle