Last season, after Danario Alexander, the Missouri Tigers didn’t really have a guy they could go to for a big catch. This year the Tigers were hoping Wes Kemp and Jerrell Jackson could fill that void, but after Wednesday morning’s practice the receiving corp took a hit.
Jackson suffered a broken wrist and he will be out four weeks meaning he will miss the opener against Illinois. I saw it happen during the end of practice in 11-on-11 drills. I was on the offensive sideline and he came off after being tackled near the sideline and he came up holding his wrist. I thought he may have landed on it a little funny, but as he paced the sideline I could tell the pain wasn’t going away. He may have injured it earlier in the day, but kept practicing.
Jackson was the team’s top returning receiver. Jackson caught 37 passes for 458 yards and two touchdowns in 2009 behind Alexander’s 113 catches for 1,781 yards and Jared Perry’s 46 for 696 yards.