If you’re playing on the left side of the offensive line for Michigan State, invest in some industrial-strength bubble wrap immediately.
Cole Chewins and A.J. Arcuri exited summer camp as MSU’s starting and No. 2 left tackles, respectively; the former has missed three games because of a back injury while the latter is dealing with a foot injury that has sidelined him since the start of the season as well. With those two down, interior lineman Kevin Jarvis moved outside and had started all three games this year thus far.
That streak will end, however, as Jarvis suffered a knee injury in the controversial loss to Arizona State this past Saturday. It’s believed Jarvis will be sidelined for at least six weeks, which would mean a late-October, early-November return.
Jarvis, who missed three games last season because of an injury to the same knee, started seven games at right guard in 2018. The year before as a true freshman, he started the last 10 games of the season at the same position en route to earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.
As for Chewins and Arcuri, they have already been ruled out for MSU’s Week 4 game against Northwestern that serves as the Spartans’ Big Ten opener. It’s possible at least one of those could return in Week 5.
With that trio sidelined, Tyler Higby will get the starting nod against the Wildcats. The senior started three games at left tackle last season.