Missouri didn’t miss star running back Damarea Crockett on Saturday, as the Tigers took it to Idaho, beating the Vandals 68-21. But they might miss him in the future.
According to Mizzou coach Barry Odom, as reported by The Kansas City Star’s Aaron Reiss, Crockett is “going to be out a while” with a shoulder injury sustained last week during the Tigers’ 53-28 loss to Georgia.
Barry Odom on Damarea Crockett, who missed today with a shoulder: "It still looks like he’s going to be out for a while.”
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) October 21, 2017
In meeting with reporters after the game Saturday, freshman running back Larry Rountree revealed that Crockett had surgery on Friday:
Larry Rountree said after the game that Damarea Crockett had surgery yesterday. "He's doing good."
— Daniel Jones (@daniel_m_jones) October 21, 2017
For much of the last two seasons, Crockett has been the program’s featured back, even setting the program record for most rushing yards by a freshman in 2016.
In his place, Missouri likely will rely on a pretty even combination of senior Ish Witter and Rountree. The Tigers travel to UConn next week before heading into a second half of the SEC schedule that features several winnable games.