Some unfortunate news out of Columbia as one of Missouri’s top 2019 signees reportedly expects to miss the upcoming season due to injury.

Defensive back Ishmael Burdine would have likely seen the field for the Tigers this season but his season is apparently over before it even had the chance to begin. The three-star signee from Louisiana recently had surgery to repair a torn labrum and will be out four to six months according to Bennett Durando of Columbia Missourian.

According to Burdine, his injury originally occurred in high school and his surgery was necessary to correct the issue.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Burdine signed with Missouri over scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Arkansas and Virginia. He was rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 20 overall prospect from Louisiana and the No. 40 safety in the nation. He was the fifth-highest rated prospect in Missouri’s 2019 signing class.