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Mizzou TE checks out fine after being carted off the field

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Missouri tight end Eric Waters needed to be carted off the field in the final minutes of Saturday’s 42-10 victory over the Tigers. Fortunately for him and the team, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.

Waters was tackled out of bounds after a catch and landed awkwardly on his back, his head taking a hard bounce off the turf. He laid on the ground for several minutes before being taken from the sidelines. After the game, A team spokesman said Waters underwent a CT scan and an MRI, which came back normal.

As of this morning, the official word on Waters is that he has a muscle strain and stayed in the hospital overnight. However, he is set to rejoin the team today. His status going forward is unclear.

Waters has four receptions for 27 yards on the season.

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3 Responses to “Mizzou TE checks out fine after being carted off the field”
  1. Deb says: Oct 14, 2012 8:03 PM

    Thank you, Ben. It didn’t look like a horrible collision, but Waters lay immobile in an awkward position for such a long time. It was a scary scene–and sad, coming with just over a minute left. So grateful the injury isn’t the tragedy it appeared at the time.

    Appreciate the update.

  2. normtide says: Oct 14, 2012 8:04 PM

    Awesome! Been waiting on word about this kid.

  3. dcroz says: Oct 14, 2012 9:42 PM

    I’ve been wondering about how he was today. Watching the replay of how it happened, it was hard to tell what the injury was. His head didn’t appear to hit the turf that hard, though with his neck at a bit of an awkward angle, I was afraid something may have happened with it. I’m happy to hear that he is going to be fine and that nothing serious occurred.

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