Week 10 College Football Injury Report: Latest News and Updates

Steven GerwelContributor IIINovember 3, 2012

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 13:  Running back Rajion Neal #20 of the Tennessee Volunteers carries the ball and tries to get around defensive back Jamerson Love #24 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 13, 2012 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
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Week 10 of college football has arrived, and it's time to update you on the top headline-worthy injuries around the NCAA. 

Many players deal with bumps and bruises this late into the season, so read on for the latest injury news and stay updated on your favorite players. 


QB Taylor Martinez, Nebraska (Ankle)

Status: Probable

Taylor Martinez injured his ankle during the Cornhuskers' win over Michigan last week, but he's fully expected to play against Michigan State (according to the Lincoln Journal Star).


QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama (Back)

Status: Probable

Alabama QB AJ McCarron, WR Amari Cooper expected to be ready for LSU bit.ly/Ph4sqQ

— Sporting News NCAAF (@sn_ncaaf) October 29, 2012

Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron injured his back against Mississippi State a week ago, but all signs point to him being ready for LSU. 

McCarron—who has tossed six touchdowns in the last two games—may not be 100 percent, but it would be shocking if he's absent from this SEC showdown. 


QB James Franklin, Missouri (Knee/Shoulder)

Status: Probable

James Franklin injury: Missouri QB set to start against Gatorssbn.to/TwH618

— SB Nation Tampa (@sbntampabay) November 1, 2012

James Franklin, while struggling with a banged up knee, led Mizzou to its first SEC win against Kentucky a week ago.

The injuries have slowed him down all season, but it looks as though Franklin will take the field against No. 8 Florida.


RB Rajion Neal, Tennessee (Ankle)

Status: Questionable

Tennessee's Rajion Neal not 100 percent, but preparing to play - GoVolsXtra bit.ly/T2EAx5 #tennessee

— Tennessee News (@TNnewswire) October 30, 2012

Rajion Neal—who has missed the last two games for Tennessee—is questionable to return against Troy.

Neal was absent for key games against Alabama and South Carolina after tweaking his ankle, but the Volunteers' leading rusher is fighting to get back onto the field. 

He won't be 100 percent, but NBC Sports is reporting that his presence on Saturday is a possibility.


RB Malcolm Brown, Texas (Ankle)

Status: Probable

...WR Cayleb Jones (left knee), out; RB Malcolm Brown (left ankle), probable.

— MBTexasFootball (@MBTexasFootball) November 2, 2012

Malcolm Brown has been sidelined for four games with a tweaked ankle but is expected to finally return against Texas Tech.

It's hard to say if he'll be ready for a full workload, but his presence will give the Longhorns a boost in this Big 12 showdown.


RB Damien Williams, Oklahoma (Ankle)

Status: Questionable

Damien Williams—the leading rusher for No. 12 Oklahoma—tweaked his ankle during the Sooners' loss to Notre Dame a week ago.

According to NBC Sports, Williams was able to practice on Thursday but is still questionable against Iowa State.

Williams is expected to be a last-minute decision.


RB Knile Davis, Arkansas (Hamstring)

Status: Out

Hamstring Injury Expected to Sideline Razorbacks’ Knile Davis Saturday goo.gl/fb/Bfr2b

— Chuck Oliver News (@ChuckOliverNews) October 30, 2012

Knile Davis, a key contributor in the Razorback ground game, is expected to miss Saturday's action against Tulsa due to a hamstring injury (according to NBC Sports).

It has been a disaster season for the 3-5 Razorbacks, and Davis' absence only adds to the disappointment.


WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (Ankle)

Status: Probable

Alabama QB AJ McCarron, WR Amari Cooper expected to be ready for LSU bit.ly/Ph4sqQ

— Sporting News NCAAF (@sn_ncaaf) October 29, 2012

Freshman receiver Amari Cooper sprained his ankle in last week's game against Mississippi State.

Cooper ran full speed at practice this week according to coach Nick Saban (via AL.com), and he's fully expected to play against LSU.