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Surgery won’t be necessary for Miss. St.’s starting tackle

James Carmon

The injury to Mississippi State offensive lineman James Carmon didn’t look good at the time, but, fortunately for the Bulldogs, the news on his condition is.  Sort of.

Head coach Dan Mullen said Sunday that Carmon will not require surgery to repair an unspecified injury to an unspecified part of his left leg.  The coach also didn’t specify when Carmon would return, although there appears to be a chance he could miss this weekend’s game against No. 3 LSU.

Midway through the second quarter of the Auburn game, the starting left tackle had his left leg rolled up on and was ultimately taken off the field on a cart.  He did not return to the playing field, spending the rest of the game on the sidelines with crutches and a hefty knee brace.

Carmon was replaced by redshirt freshman Blaine Clausell, who would presumably start should Carmon be unavailable this weekend.

There was also positive injury news for another starting member of MSU’s offensive line as Mullen said there’s a good chance center Quentin Saulsberry will play this week.  Saulsberry suffered a sprained knee in Saturday’s loss.

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