15 August 2011

The King Has Left The Building

Elvis Fisher out with injury
by Mizzou Matt 8/15/11
Columbia, MO- Details are sketchy right now, but it seems that starting LT Elvis Fisher has gone down with what Gary Pinkel calls a "significant and serious" injury to his left knee.

Via Dave Matter and the Columbia Daily Tribune:
Missouri senior left tackle Elvis Fisher suffered what Gary Pinkel called a serious knee injury during this morning’s practice. Fisher, who has started every game since 2008, went down during a 1-on-1 pass-rush drill against defensive end Michael Sam and instantly clutched his left knee and screamed in pain. The co-captain was helped off the field by two trainers and taken into the team facility.

“He’s got a very serious knee injury,” Pinkel said. “It’s very serious. We’ll know more about it … and he’s probably getting an MRI as we’re talking right now. But it’s very significant.”

Sophomore Justin Britt took over at left tackle with the first-team offense after Fisher left the field. The Tigers are also without starting center Travis Ruth, who’s out indefinitely with a strained Achilles’ tendon. Right guard Jayson Palmgren filled in for Ruth at center, and Jack Meiners joined the starting lineup to replace Palmgren at left guard.

Fisher has started 40 consecutive games for the Tigers, which is 10 short of the school record.

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