Several Ole Miss players going through concussion protocol
The Ole Miss staff will spend much of the week awaiting word from trainers on several players who are undergoing the concussion protocol.
Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, safety Trae Elston, linebacker Tayler Polk and punter Will Gleeson are all going through the protocol.
In non-concussion news, linebacker C.J. Johnson has a chance to play this Saturday against Texas A&M, according to Rebels coach Hugh Freeze.
Johnson, who is recovering from a torn meniscus, ramped up some individual work at practice Sunday, according to Freeze.
Johnson was expected to miss four to six weeks, which would mark his first game back would potentially be against Arkansas on Nov. 7. However, Freeze said the team is going to flirt with the idea of getting Johnson back by Saturday.
“We’re going to look at it,” Freeze told reporters on Monday. “He ran some in the indoor [practice facility] yesterday. Did some (individual work). Tomorrow, we’ll see how he’s progressed.”
No update was given on the status of defensive back Tony Conner, who is also recovering from a torn meniscus.