Mississippi State defensive back Will Redmond reportedly sustained a serious knee injury Wednesday at practice and will likely miss the remainder of the season, coach Dan Mullen confirmed on Saturday.
Tyler Thompson of KSR first reported Redmond, considered the team’s top defensive back and a player with NFL potential, has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season on Thursday. Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger later confirmed the report Thursday.
Redmond had 25 tackles and two of the team’s five interceptions in seven games this season. He was the primary nickel back as a junior before moving into a starting role in 2015. ESPN’s Todd McShay recently ranked Redmond as the No. 32 prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-2 SEC) play host to Kentucky (4-2, 2-2) this Saturday.