Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mizzou Tight End Swinson Expected to Miss Season

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mizzou Tight End Swinson Expected to Miss Season

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Tight end Messiah Swinson, a true freshman, was expected to play for Mizzou this fall. Considering his position group includes starters Albert Okwuegbunam and Kendall Blanton, along with reserves Logan Christopherson and Brendan Scales, that's saying something.

But that now doesn't seem likely.

Swinson, who is 6 feet 7 and 260 pounds, is expected to miss the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team confirmed Friday. He was injured during a drill this week.

Swinson's setback is the first significant blow to the Tigers during their first week of fall camp. The pass-catcher from Glen Head, N.Y., had made multiple impressive catches during portions of practices open to the media.

Here are the other injury updates the team provided Friday:

- Starting linebacker Ronnell Perkins and starting defensive tackle Jordan Elliott are sitting out because of knee strains. …

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