Missouri fans got some encouraging news regarding the ankle of Dorial Green-Beckham.
The sophomore wide receiver was wearing a walking boot after the Tigers' 48-17 win over Kentucky on Saturday, but Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Green-Beckham will be ready in a week's time:
Sprained right ankle for DGB. Lineman fell on his leg. He says he'll be back in a week pic.twitter.com/e32ryVCfNK— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 9, 2013
The injury couldn't have come at a worse time and was the only bad news on an otherwise banner day. Green-Beckham had one of the best receiving days in school history. He caught seven passes for 100 yards and four touchdowns. Those four TDs are a school record, via ESPN Stats and Info:
Dorial Green-Beckham is the 1st player in Missouri history to have 4 receiving TD in a single game.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 9, 2013
Luckily, it appears as though the ankle won't be much of an issue going forward.
With the Tigers heading to Oxford for what could be a tricky SEC game against Ole Miss on Nov. 23, it will be important to have a healthy Green-Beckham on the field. Although he's not the most targeted receiver in the Missouri passing game, his explosiveness makes him a key cog in the offense.