Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze relayed signs of progress for a pair of injured Rebels defenders on Monday.
Defensive back Tony Conner will begin running Monday, according to Freeze. Conner, who sustained a torn meniscus against Alabama on Sept. 19, has been running in the pool and will test this knee on grass this week.
“Hopefully, things will go well with Tony,” Freeze told reporters. “… I have no idea how that will go.”
Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche is still undergoing the concussion protocol, according to Freeze. Nkemdiche missed last Saturday’s game against Texas A&M because of concussion symptoms. He passed the concussion protocol tests on Friday but woke up on Saturday with headaches.
Nkemdiche will not have to start the tests over, and he will be cleared when the symptoms are no longer there.
“[Nkemdiche] would be my first to be cleared and then the following day still have symptoms,” Freeze said. “That’s just something you can’t fool around with. We’ve had our share of injuries and issues, and my mindset is next man up.”
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