Jameon Lewis expected to return for Miss. State
Senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis, who has sat out Mississippi State’s last two games with a leg injury, is expected to return for the Bulldogs on Saturday, head coach Dan Mullen said in his Monday press conference.
Lewis was injured in Mississippi State’s win over LSU on Sept. 20, then sat out subsequent wins over Texas A&M and Auburn. Lewis was set to return against Auburn, but the coaching staff decided to sit him out, giving him another bye week to get healthy. The senior was expected back at practice on Monday. Lewis was the team’s leading receiver when he went down, and still ranks second on the team in catches and receiving yards.
“We’ll find out today. We expect to have him back 100 percent for this game,” Mullen said in his press conference. “We’ll see how he does. We’ll probably ease him in today, building tomorrow, more Wednesday, more Thursday.”
Also on the injury front, Mullen announced that redshirt freshman Dez Harris underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL after suffering the injury against Auburn. This is the second time Harris has torn an ACL after injuring his other knee in high school. He will miss the rest of the season.