Luther Burden Injury Report: Missouri’s Star WR to Play in Week 11?

    Luther Burden went down with an injury in Week 10 against Georgia. Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz gave a promising update on Saturday.

    In a bombshell bit of news on Tuesday night, Missouri Tigers head coach Eliah Drinkwitz gave an update on star WR Luther Burden. With a marquee matchup against Tennessee on the horizon, could the Tigers be without their star playmaker?

    Ahead of their Saturday matchup, Drinkwitz gave a promising update for Burden.

    Luther Burden Injury Update: Burden to Play vs. Tennessee?

    Drinkwitz provided very little around the status of Burden back on Tuesday, indicating just a simple fact: Burden was questionable for the Tigers’ Week 11 matchup with the Volunteers.

    Despite the uncertainty, it appears as if Burden will be ready to go against the Vols.

    According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Drinkwitz said Burden will play.

    “He looked great, he’s going to play,” Drinkwitz said.

    Burden went down with an injury in the second quarter of Missouri’s game against Georgia a week ago. Though he returned to the lineup in the following series, Burden’s impact clearly changed.

    He tweaked his ankle in the end zone against Georgia and officials tended to him on the field. Despite his return to action, Burden was limited to just three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown against Georgia; the touchdown having been scored prior to the injury.

    It was stated on the CBS broadcast that Burden refused to enter the medical tent when he was taken off the field and tried to walk off the injury.

    Now, a week after the injury in Week 10, the outcome looks promising for Missouri’s star against Tennessee.

    Burden Amidst Career Year

    Expectations were high for Burden when he originally signed on at Missouri as a member of the class of 2022. A five-star prospect across the board, Burden was one of the more highly recruited receivers in recent memory.

    After flashing his talent in 2022 during his freshman season, his sophomore season has seen him explode onto the national scene. With Brady Cook and Kirby Moore providing a spark together, the quarterback-offensive-coordinator combination has paid huge dividends toward Burden’s growth.

    Burden has been a featured receiver downfield and made mincemeat of multiple defenders in highlight-reel receptions seemingly every week. Burden has hauled in 64 receptions for 958 yards and seven touchdowns, all of which are career highs.

    This is a situation to monitor and College Football Network will update on Burden’s status and on-field ability against Tennessee in Week 11.

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