Mississippi State will be without a key defender this week in its game at Kentucky, coach Joe Moorhead announced on Monday.

Cornerback Jamal Peters will not play in the Kentucky game after he left the Bulldogs’ win over Louisiana on Saturday. He left in the first half with a leg injury, and was carted into the locker room. Robbie Faulk of 247Sports reported that Peters wore a protective brace and was on crutches in the second half. Peters previously suffered a should injury against Kansas State.

Peters has eight tackles this season, but just three the last two games.

Among those in the mix to replace Peters are Maurice Smitherman, Tyler Williams, or possibly Chris Rayford moving to cornerback from safety.