Week 9 of the 2012 college football season is upon us, meaning it’s time to analyze which of the sports biggest stars will be able to play and which will be forced to sit out.
There are many big-name players considered questionable coming into this week of college football, and we have all the news you need, so keep it here for all the latest updates as they break.
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
ESPN’s Austin Ward is reporting that Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is suffering from little more than a sore neck after being forced from Week 8’s meeting with Purdue with concussion-like symptoms. Miller has been medically cleared to play Saturday versus Penn State.
Chris Thompson, RB, Florida State
Status: Out for Season
The Florida State Seminoles received devastating news earlier this week as running back Chris Thompson was told he would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Despite the injury, Natalie Pierre of the Tallahassee Democrat is reporting Thompson has remained upbeat and is still attending all team functions.
A day after finding out he tore his ACL Chris Thompson went to class, every team meeting, practice and was on campus for FSU's team dinner.— Natalie Pierre (@Natalie_Pierre) October 23, 2012
Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State
After suffering a knee injury that forced the young star into surgery, the recovery has been great and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion will be able to start Saturday against Washington, according to ESPN College Football on Twitter.
Oregon State QB Sean Mannion (knee) will start for 7 Oregon State Saturday vs Washington es.pn/QUocN— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 24, 2012
Rajion Neal, RB, Tennessee
If the Tennessee Volunteers want a chance to beat the tough South Carolina Gamecocks, they will need leading rusher Rajion Neal to return to the lineup stronger than ever. Neal has been hampered by an ankle injury, but Grant Ramey of The (Maryville) Daily Times is reporting the RB should be ready for Saturday’s SEC battle.
Rajion Neal remains probable for South Carolina Saturday. Zach Fulton is doubtful. Then Dooley added "unlikely" on Fulton.— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) October 23, 2012
Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Despite suffering through groin, knee and ankle injuries throughout the season so far, Georgia’s “soft” defense will be happy to see veteran star and All-American Jarvis Jones back in the lineup close to 100 percent, according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Bulldogs will need him Saturday against the Florida Gators.
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