Harrison Will Need Scope On Injured Knee, Could Return for Illini

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The Mizzou Tiger football team held a workout Tuesday afternoon in shoulder pads and shorts in scorching 95-degree heat (heat index of 107), to conclude their first day of two-a-days.  The full pads come back on Wednesday morning, with a single practice scheduled, as the team continues to ramp up for its first full scrimmage this Saturday morning.

With no full contact to report, we'll keep this report short and to the point on the injury front.  Not practicing this afternoon were LB Will Ebner (hamstring), LB Luke Lambert (knee), TB De'Vion Moore (concussion) and SS Jarrell Harrison (knee).  Lambert and Moore's injuries, sustained this morning, were minor in nature, and it is hoped that they can return for Wednesday morning's practice.  Ebner is still on a day-to-day plan, and hopes to return as soon as possible. 

Harrison didn't practice this afternoon after he injured his right knee in the morning session.  An MRI exam was done this afternoon and the test revealed torn meniscus, which will require surgery.  Team Trainer Rex Sharp indicated that the surgery could be performed by Team Physician Pat Smith as early as this Friday, and that if all goes well, Harrison could be back in time for the Sept. 4 season opener against Illinois.

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