Hoch, Webb, others out for Mizzou's scrimmage Tuesday
Missouri defensive tackle Matt Hoch (strained pectoral) joined the Tigers’ list of injured players Monday. He’s day-to-day, but will miss Tuesday’s scrimmage.
That’s got to be somewhat of an annoyance for a player who fractured the base of his tibia in April and spent six weeks on a wheeled cart, unable to walk. He fought through hamstring and foot injuries in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Missouri needs him ready to go Aug. 30, as he’s perhaps the team’s best defensive tackle and a key cog in the expected rotation.
Starters Braylon Webb (shoulder), Connor McGovern (pec) and Donavin Newsom (hamstring) have been slowed by injuries as well and aren’t expected to play in Tuesday’s scrimmage.
Starting guard Anthony Gatti showed up to the team’s fan day Sunday in a walking boot after rolling his right ankle, but doesn’t anticipate missing any practice time. Receiver Darius White also is expected to practice after tweaking an ankle.
Among the non-starters, running back Morgan Steward (hip) holds the most significant injury.
“It’s nothing big. I can take off and run right now if I need to,” Steward said, according to the Columbia Tribune. “It’s just a little bruise.”
Others with injuries that should prevent them from participating Tuesday include safety Cortland Browning (shoulder), linebacker Grant Jones (knee) and receiver Eric Laurent (hamstring).
Freshman cornerback Raymond Wingo is back at practice after dealing with what Pinkel termed a family matter, while defensive end Walter Brady and defensive back Tavon Ross still haven’t been cleared academically by the NCAA.