Bryant, two others, injured in Mizzou practice Monday
Three of Missouri's top players left late in Monday's practice with injuries, one of which was Clemson transfer and starting quarterback, Kelly Bryant, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Missouri head coach Barry Odom didn't seem too concerned about the trio of standouts who left practice on a cart.
Bryant, who is expected to step right in under center for the graduated Drew Lock, has a hamstring strain, per Odom.
The Tigers also saw tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and Jordan Elliott leave the practice field Monday.
Odom says Okwuegbunam has a right knee sprain, and Elliott departed with a possible head injury.
"Guys are banged up," Odom told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Kelly went down today for a little bit with a hamstring strain. Albert went down with a knee sprain. Those guys will be back. Jordan Elliott got dinged up a little bit. ... I hate it. That's the worst part of this deal. But injuries are going to happen. But fortunately, looks like they're going to be back and be ready to go.
"But you never know. I mean, the next guy up. You got to be ready for your number to be called and prepare just like you're the starter."
Bryant's injury was basically a non-contact one, the newspaper is reporting. He slipped on the grass on a roll out and went right into the medical tent.
In 2017, Bryant's last full season at Clemson, he threw for 2,802 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed for 665 yards and 11 scores.
"With about 30 minutes left in the practice, Okwuegbunam went down in the end zone during a red zone drill. He got to his feet and walked the length of the field to the medical tent on his own," the newspaper reported.
Okwuegbunam hauled 43 passes for 466 yards and six touchdowns. Against Wyoming, the 6-foot, 5-inch, 255-pound tight end caught seven passes for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Elliott, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 315-pound junior defensive tackle, led the Tigers with eight tackles for loss in 2018. The University of Texas transfer finished with just one tackle against the Cowboys.
We will update this story as news comes in.