The Ole Miss Rebels took care of business against Kent State on Saturday, but a couple of key players got banged up.
Star QB Jordan Ta’amu was dealing with a shoulder issue and star WR AJ Brown had a hamstring issue.
Coach Matt Luke spoke with the media on Monday and, per a release from the school, said Ta’amu was shut down on Sunday and Monday and should be a full practice participant on Tuesday:
“We shut him down yesterday and didn’t let him throw. So he had yesterday and today fully off. He’ll go out there and practice tomorrow. His shoulder loosened up in the second half and it wasn’t an issue. We rested yesterday, we’ll rest today as well. He won’t do much, then we’ll go out there and he’ll be full go tomorrow.”
As far as Brown goes, Luke said things are looking good for him to play this weekend against LSU:
“Coming out, we are pretty healthy. AJ Brown did tweak his hamstring. The prognosis has been good moving forward. I think it’s very minor. He’ll run around some today. I think he’s probable.”
Luke also updated a few other injuries, including one to talented DL Benito Jones:
“Josh Clarke has a high ankle sprain. He’s going to be out. Ken Webster, hoping to get him back to full speed this week. Then Benito Jones is going to be probable. He played some. He wasn’t 100 percent, but he did play some. He’ll be probable going forward.”
While that’s a lot of key names on the injury report, it does sound like most of them will be available and feeling pretty good for Saturday night’s game against LSU.
Tune in to ESPN at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday night to see if the Rebels can pull off a big upset in Death Valley.