Ole Miss loses two defensive players to significant injuries
Ole Miss didn’t receive good news on the injury front Monday. Rebels coach Matt Luke announced in a press conference that defensive end Ryder Anderson will miss at least four weeks while defensive tackle Patrick Lucas Jr. is out for the rest of the season.
Injury Report: Patrick Lucas Jr. tore his Achilles and will miss the remainder of the season. Ryder Anderson will miss 4-6 weeks. Matt Corral will begin throwing at practice Tuesday.
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) September 30, 2019
Lucas tore his Achilles tendon while Anderson is dealing with a knee injury.
Anderson has become an important part of the Ole Miss defensive line as a junior. He has 14 total tackles, including eight solos in five games. Lucas, who is a freshman, saw his role expanding recently and has three total tackles this season.
The Rebels will look to put their defensive line injuries behind them as they host Vanderbilt this Saturday.