Things didn’t seem that they could have gotten worse for the Missouri Tigers this week, but that all changed on Wednesday. The team got word that they would be without leading touchdown-catching wide receiver Nate Brown for most of the 2016 season.
Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Brown, who led the Tigers with four touchdown receptions last year, would miss 6-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain. This gives him a return date of anywhere between Sept. 28 and Oct. 12.
This is a huge blow for Missouri as Brown was expected to be a big part of their offensive scheme this year. He recorded 27 receptions 326 yards, both second on the team in 2015, on top of his four touchdown receptions last year.
The Tigers’ offense has already taken a hit after they lost top-rated 2016 recruit Darvis Holmes for at least half the season to a shoulder injury. Things have quickly gone from bad to worse for Barry Odom in his first year as a head coach.
Missouri opens the 2016 season on Sept. 3 against the West Virginia Mountaineers.