Missouri senior OL Travis Ruth (Jefferson City, Mo.) has been diagnosed with a torn left triceps tendon. He is scheduled to have surgery this Thursday, and his rehabilitation will start soon after that. Ruth was the projected starter at left guard, after starting much of the 2011 season at center.
Redshirt freshman OL Taylor Chappell (Canadian, Texas) has been diagnosed with an ACL tear in his left knee, and he will require surgery, which will come in the next two weeks. Chappell began camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at right tackle, but was taking the majority of practice snaps with the #1 offensive unit, due to the injury of projected starter Justin Britt (Britt is out with a foot injury and is expected to return to the field during camp.
Head Athletic Trainer Rex Sharp said that he isn’t labeling either of these as season-ending necessarily, but that there is no time table on a return, with a hope of getting them back before the end of the season.