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Missouri loses its left tackle for the season

Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:13 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

We're only a few weeks away from the season finally -- mercifully -- getting started, and Missouri just found out that its offense will have a big hole to fill. It was announced on Monday that left tackle Elvis Fisher is going to miss the entire season.

Fisher tore his patellar tendon in his left knee in practice on Monday and will have surgery on it Tuesday.

This is a big loss for a Missouri offense that will be breaking in a new quarterback in James Franklin this season. Fisher started all 13 games for the Tigers at left tackle in 2010 and was an honorable mention on the All-Big 12 team last season and in 2009. Fisher was also named to the first-team Freshman All-American team in 2008.

He missed spring practice after having offseason shoulder surgery, but he'd recovered in time to be ready to go in camp this month before suffering the knee injury.

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