Because time is a flat circle and nothing is fair in life, MSU is picking right where it left off last season in being best buds with the injury bug.
Speedy receiver and return man Jalen Nailor is officially out for the season with a broken foot. Rumors were swirling around all day on MSU Twitter, and Couch and The Rube Podcast confirmed those early this evening.
A source confirms the rumor about the injury to MSU sophomore receiver Jalen Nailor.— Couch and The Rube (@couchandtherube) September 5, 2019
Nailor has a broken foot and is out for the season.
Big blow to MSU, including its return game, which looked promising last week.
For those keeping score at home, MSU is at a solid pace to keep up with last year’s injury-marred season. Long snapper Ryan Armour ended his season with an injury in the Tulsa game. Left tackles Cole Chewins (back) and AJ Arcuri (who knows?) are also out with not much news on when they will return. Freshman receiver Tre’Von Morgan is out for a few months. Backup defensive end Zach Slade is done for the season before it even started.
Hope you weren’t too attached to having a dynamic playmaker on offense and a threat in the return game.
Trying to find a bright side
Alright so it’s not all completely horrible. Well, it is. But it’s going to be OK. Kind of. Maybe.
MSU’s wide receiver corps is one of the deepest positions on the roster. We have the usual suspects in Cody White and Darrell Stewart, both being able to take over returning duties as well. Laress Nelson can be a guy that will slide in for Nailor and be productive. Cam Chambers could get in the mix. Brandon Sowards brings experience.
It could also be an opportunity for a guy like Julian Barnett or CJ Hayes to take one of the wideout spots and Stewart sliding back into the slot position.
Alright, that’s all I got. See you all for the next debilitating injury news that’ll probably be 12 minutes from now. Go Green.