Jan. 5, 2013; Birmingham, AL, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Vince Sanders (10) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of the BBVA Compass Bowl against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss loses starting WR to broken collarbone; out at least six weeks


The Ole Miss Rebels are hoping to begin taking a step in the right direction this season after bringing in one of the nation’s top recruiting classes, but their offense has taken a big hit. According to the Clarion-Ledger, starting wide receiver Vince Sanders injured himself during the weekend’s fall practice session and the result is not good.

Sanders suffered a broken collarbone that will keep him out of action for at least six weeks.

The injury reportedly happened after Sanders was brought to the ground during one-on-one drills. Players were in only helmets, so his shoulder drove directly in to the ground without any protection and the injury occurred.

That’s ruined my whole day, when you see us do a foolish thing,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said.

While the injury will keep Sanders out for the season-opener, he should still be healthy enough to take the field when the team suits up to take on the Texas Longhorns. The only problem will be whether or not the missed time hurts his conditioning and if he will be in good enough shape.

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