Blog – Russell doubtful, Hughes done for the season

Mississippi State left Houston with several players banged up after a 21-3 loss to No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State.

Senior starting quarterback Tyler Russell left in the third quarter after getting kneed in the head. MSU head coach Dan Mullen updated us on his condition on Monday during his weekly press conference.

“I’d say Tyler is going to be doubtful for this week,” Mullen said. “We’ll see at the end of the week, just the concussion from that game. We don’t expect him to practice this week, if he might be cleared for the game we’ll make that decision if he is cleared for the game whether he plays.”

Junior safety Jay Hughes left in the first half with an Achilles injury.

“Jay Hughes has a torn achilles, he’s going to have surgery and he’s going to be out for the whole year,” Mullen said. “Which is a huge loss for us, not just as a great player but as one of the top leaders on our team and really to me a face of the program-type guy. Maybe not in popularity cultures but there’s somebody you want to put up that really is what our program is all about, is Jay Hughes. So that’s a huge loss for us.”

Junior linebacker Ferlando Bohanna traveled to Houston but did not play as he was suffering from a concussion. He is doubtful for this week.

Sophomore offensive lineman Justin Malone suffered an injury to his left leg Saturday and he is doubtful for this week.

Junior cornerback Jamerson Love is questionable with a ankle injury.

Sophomore defensive linemen Nick James and Quay Evans didn’t travel to Houston. It wasn’t due to an injury.

“We just have to be sure they’re ready to go play for us,” Mullen said. “Nick was possibility of redshirting for us. Quay had a really great week of practice last week and I met with him last week about it and he’s on the right path but the key is for him to stay on the right path to see him on the field. We want to see him playing on the field and playing to the expectations levels that we have for him.”

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