In a season of stumbling blocks, Missouri has yet another one to deal with.
Freshman defensive tackle Terry Beckner, Jr. was ruled out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL, the Missouri athletic department announced Friday.
Beckner left the BYU game Saturday after injuring his right knee on the first defensive snap of the contest. In addition to tearing his ACL and MCL, Beckner damaged his meniscus and suffered a bone bruise.
Beckner will undergo surgery in the next two or three weeks. Missouri head athletic trainer Rex Sharp expects the 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle to be 100 percent by the time fall camp rolls around, if not earlier.
Beckner started five of the last six games, amassing 27 tackles — including eight for loss and three sacks — two quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery. Beckner ranked third on the team in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss, and was rated the No. 3 freshman at any position by Pro Football Focus.
Freshman Josh Moore is listed behind Beckner on the Missouri depth chart in advance of Saturday’s game with Tennessee. Moore, who’s 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, has played in nine games this season, registering four tackles and one quarterback hit.