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Knee injury knocks Mizzou’s backup QB out indefinitely

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Memo to Maty Mauk: stay upright and healthy.  And strap on some bubble wrap, just in case.

With rumors swirling throughout the morning, Missouri confirmed via a press release that quarterback Corbin Berkstresser suffered a knee injury during practice last week and will be lost for the foreseeable future.  The specific nature of the injury was a medial meniscus tear, which was surgically repaired yesterday.

Berkstresser will be on crutches for at least a month; the school stated in the release that “there is currently no set timetable for when he would be able to return to the field.”

As far as when the injury occurred, the release said Berkstresser injured the knee Tuesday, Oct. 15, but did not inform the team’s medical staff until Sunday.

Berkstresser is the second quarterback Mizzou has lost to a significant injury in less than two weeks.  Oct. 12, starter James Franklin suffered a separated shoulder in the win over Georgia and will be out at least until early next month.

With Franklin sidelined, the redshirt freshman Mauk has been the starter and was backed up by Berkstresser.  With Franklin and Berkstresser sidelined, and as the Tigers look to continue their improbable run toward an SEC East title, Mauk will be backed up by true freshman Eddie Prinz, who has yet to appear in a game at the collegiate level.

Bubble wrap, Maty.  Bubble wrap.

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9 Responses to “Knee injury knocks Mizzou’s backup QB out indefinitely”
  1. thegamecocker says: Oct 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Cocks by 10 tomorrow. Book it.

  2. kcrobert10 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:35 PM

    Yes cause the backup is going to factor in so much. Get real. Its homecoming and its a huge game mizzou wins by 15 just like they have done to everyone else this yr. M-i-z-z-o-u….

  3. thegamecocker says: Oct 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    MIZZOU made South Carolina your Homecoming Game? Even more incentive. The Head Ball Coach loves it when schools make Carolina their Homecoming Game. The last time that happened, Arkansas got beat 52-7. I know, I know…..MIZZOU is a lot better. Sams is a decent college talent….but he is not Jadeveon Clowney. Cocks by 10…..maybe more now that’s MIZZOU’s Home Coming. BTW, I’m delighted that the U. of Missouri is a member of the SEC. Your academics and athletics are very good and this season shows it. Great job!

  4. thermanmerman99 says: Oct 25, 2013 3:44 PM

    The question is, where is Deb at? She is now bandwagoning Missouri and Alabama, what a joke. She claims to be an alum of Missouri yet is a diehard Alabama fan? Talk about a joke, I wonder what NFL team she is bandwagoning now that her Steelers are done for the year, hopefully this bimbo stays out of any future football conversations as she has proven to be the ultimate bandwagoner

  5. thegamecocker says: Oct 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    @ thermanmerman99

    First of all, you don’t refer to Deb or any other woman as a “bimbo.” She certainly does not deserve that. Her comments are genuine and well thought out. Deb is a proud graduate of the U. of Missouri but grew up a ‘Bama fan. That is why they call it the “GAME OF FOOTBALL”. I root for my alma mater, South Carolina and the school my kids graduated from, Rutgers. If Rutgers played South Carolina in tiddly winks, I’d be rooting for the Fighting Gamecocks! That’s me. Deb can root for which ever team she so desires. I’ve been on these boards for many years and Deb and Supermous are two extraordinary bloggers. Mizzou is new to the conference… may be winning but show some respect. The Gamecocker

  6. Deb says: Oct 25, 2013 5:23 PM

    Thank you, thegamecocker. I don’t know what team thermanmerman99 supports; all I’ve seen from him are juvenile hate posts directed at Saban and Bama. I’ve been posting both here and at PFT for years and my allegiance has never wavered. My father and much of my family are from Alabama, and I’ve been a Tide fan for life. I’ve been a Steelers fan for 35 years. Nothing has changed or will change that. I went to Missouri for its fine journalism program, so of course I root for the Tigers when it doesn’t impact Alabama–and the SEC in general, as most SEC fans do.

    As for my being a bimbo … little boys will be little boys. My posts speak for themselves.

  7. Deb says: Oct 25, 2013 5:28 PM

    On to more important matters …

    Have to go against the Ol’ Ball Coach this time, gamecocker :) But also agree that South Carolina wasn’t a good choice for homecoming LOL That’s usually an easier opponent–although Bama did play SC for homecoming in 2009.

    Missouri has come so far and looks so good. Would hate to see these QB issues hurt them now. On the other hand … would have to root against them if they wound up against Bama in the SEC Championship. But we’ve still got to face Tennessee, LSU, and Auburn–and all of them will play their best games agains the Tide.

  8. floridacock says: Oct 25, 2013 5:42 PM

    Better keep Clowney off your QB

  9. bgkytiger says: Oct 25, 2013 6:46 PM

    Better keep Sam, Vincent, Brantley, Hoch, Ealy, and Golden off of yours…..

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