Missouri will be without wide receiver Nate Brown for a while.
According to Blake Toppmeyer of the Columbia Daily Tribune, Brown sustained a high ankle sprain and will miss six to eight weeks. Clearly, this is unfortunate news for the Tigers, who will break in a new offense under first-year coach Barry Odom and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel this season.
This can’t be what the new staff had in mind. Brown had 326 yards receiving with a team-high four touchdowns last year. The Tigers are looking for more production after averaging an SEC-worst 13.6 points per game last year.
The Tigers could rely on Chris Black, a graduate transfer from Alabama, as one of their top pass-catching options until Brown returns.
#Mizzou WR Nate Brown is out 6-8 weeks with high ankle sprain.
— Blake Toppmeyer (@btoppmeyer) August 17, 2016