Monday, August 15, 2011
Missouri's Fisher suffers 'serious' injury
By David Ubben
Missouri left tackle Elvis Fisher suffered what coach Gary Pinkel called a "serious" knee injury in Monday's practice, according to multiple reports.
“He’s got a very serious knee injury,” Pinkel told reporters after practice, which was open to the media. “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.”
From the Columbia Tribune:
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.
Fisher has 40 consecutive starts for the Tigers, 10 short of the school record. He was on ESPN.com's All-Big 12 first team and also ranked No. 18 on our countdown of the top 25 players in the Big 12.
Fisher was replaced by Justin Britt at left tackle after the injury.
He's the second top talent in the Big 12 to go down in as many weeks. Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis, an All-America-caliber talent who's led the Sooners in tackles in each of the past three seasons, suffered a broken toe last week and will miss eight weeks, but is expected to be available for Oklahoma's date with Texas on Oct. 8.