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09-20-2010, 11:26 AM


Mizzou's Aldon Smith suffers broken fibula, out indefinitely

BY VAHE GREGORIAN | Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 10:55 am

Aldon Smith, Mizzou's All-Big 12 defensive end, will be out several weeks with a broken fibula, MU coach Gary Pinkel said during the Big 12 media teleconference on Monday morning.

But Pinkel stressed that he's had players return promptly before from such an injury since it was non-weight-bearing.

"The good news is we're going to get him back," Pinkel said, adding that MU has developed depth at the position with reserves Brad Madison, Marcus Malbrough and Michael Sam. "Their roles will change a little bit, and that's all good."

Pinkel said Madison would start Saturday against visiting Miami of Ohio, backed up by Sam, with Malbrough at the other end behind starter Jacquies Smith.

siberian khatru
09-20-2010, 11:28 AM
Hathaway Bridge, here I come

09-20-2010, 11:35 AM

siberian khatru
09-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Tigerboard and Rock M Nation don't seem too concerned about it. Pinkel said he's had guys play through it before.

Sounds like he'll sit out Miami and Colorado games with a bye week in between. That's 3+ weeks before A&M. Hope that's sufficient.

09-20-2010, 11:48 AM
A guy with as much NFL potential as him... I don't see him sticking around for his full eligibility. Not after experiencing this injury and seeing how quickly his plans could be dashed.