Ole Miss has taken another hit because of injury, as offensive lineman Robert Conyers will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, according to a release from the university.
Conyers started the first five games at center for the Rebels, but had been relegated to a backup role as he battled a sprain in his other knee. His loss is another hit to an offensive line that has been decimated by injuries in 2015.
“Injuries continue to be a problem,” Freeze said to reporters on Monday.
Conyers had been dealing with a sprained left knee for the past few weeks, but the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder tore the ACL in his right knee against Memphis.
Senior Justin Bell, who has been playing right guard this season, will move over to center.
Conyers is the third starting offensive lineman that has missed time this season because of injury. Star left tackle Laremy Tunsil has also missed the first seven games because of an NCAA-mandated suspension.
Tunsil will return to action this week against Texas A&M, which will give the Rebels’ beaten up offensive line a boost.