Mizzou QB Brady Cook has surgery for injury suffered in season, to miss spring
Mizzou QB Brady Cook will not be with the Tigers for spring practice.
On Thursday, the team announced that the starting quarterback underwent surgery on his right shoulder and will miss all of spring practice.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) December 29, 2022
Cook tore his labrum in the Week 2 loss at Kansas State, but continued to play the rest of the season. Despite the injury, the QB racked up 2,724 yards and 14 touchdowns. Cook also finished the season with 585 rushing yards, which is the most for a Missouri QB since 2011.
In Cook’s absence, Missouri is incredibly short at the QB position, with true freshman Sam Horn as the Tigers’ only backup. The Georgia 4-star recruit is the only scholarship QB on the Tigers’ roster, as redshirt freshman Tyler Macon transferred to Alcorn State, and senior Jack Abraham ran out of eligibility. Horn only played in one game for the Tigers this season against New Mexico State. 4-star QB Gabarri Johnson signed with Eli Drinkwitz’s program as part of the 2023 recruiting class.
We’ll see if Cook is able to make a full recovery before fall preseason camp, or if Horn is able to impress enough during the summer to become the starter.