Entering the 2013 season as the starter once again, Tyler Russell‘s 2013 campaign was marred by assorted injuries that cost him a sizable chunk of the year. Unfortunately, the most recent health issue will cost him what was left of his collegiate playing career as well.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Mississippi State quarterback underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder. As a result, Russell, a senior, will be unavailable for the Bulldogs’ Dec. 31 appearance in the Liberty Bowl against Rice.
This season, Russell missed three games early with a concussion, one with an ankle injury and the regular-season finale against Ole Miss with the shoulder issue. Russell started 22 games the past three seasons, including all 13 in 2012 and five in 2013.
Russell finishes his Bulldogs career first in school history in touchdowns passes (42) and passing efficiency (137.3); second in completion percentage (.587); and passing yards (5,441), pass completions (410) and touchdowns responsible for (45).