Each season offers a disturbing handful of injuries you just wish you could erase from your memory bank. The injury suffered by Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell last season against Auburn may be one of those gruesome injuries. Despite the nastiness that was a dislocated ankle and broken fibula in one painful second last November, Treadwell is looking to return in time for the start of the 2015 season.
On a Tuesday morning conference call with members of the media, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze reiterated his belief Treadwell will be in good shape to play by the time this season gets started. In late March Freeze was on record saying he thought his star receiver would be back to 100 percent before the start of summer workouts. Just how quickly Treadwell returns to his truest form remains to be seen, but moving into the summer months it is encouraging to hear the head coach of the Rebels suggest there is a good chance one of the nation’s top wide receivers will not miss any time at the start of the new year.
Treadwell ended the 2014 season as the third-leading receiver on the Ole Miss roster only because he missed the final few games of the regular season and bowl game. Treadwell accounted for 632 receiving yards and five touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore. He was injured in a home loss to Auburn when reaching for the end zone for a late touchdown when he was having one of his best games of the year. Before leaving the game on a cart, Treadwell had caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.