Lane Kiffin offers injury updates on pair of Ole Miss wide receivers
Ole Miss has been dynamic on offense in 2021 and has done so despite dealing with a number of injuries on that side of the ball, especially at wide receiver.
During his weekly press conference Monday, Rebels coach Lane Kiffin provided injury updates on 2 of his wideouts, senior Braylon Sanders and junior Jonathan Mingo.
Sanders returned to the field this past Saturday after missing a couple of games and recorded 2 catches for 64 yards in Ole Miss’ 27-14 win over Liberty.
“I think it was good he got in there,” said Kiffin of Sanders. “He’s nowhere near 100 percent when we watch the film. I just thought it was critical for him to play some with the quarterback so he has some type of rhythm with him. So hopefully he’ll be better this week.”
Mingo, meanwhile, recorded 15 catches for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Rebels’ first 3 games of the season but has been sidelined since with a foot injury.
And it doesn’t appear as if he’ll be back anytime soon.
“Yeah, I definitely think Mingo will be back. I don’t now when,” Kiffin said. “I kind of joked and said ‘where our injuries have been, we’ll be the most improved team in the world from our last game to the bowl game.’ He’ll be back by a bowl game at least.”
— Nick Suss (@nicksuss) November 8, 2021
Ole Miss will be back in action on Saturday for a huge home game with Texas A&M at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN.