OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche is out for the season after breaking his ankle in Saturday’s 10-7 loss to LSU.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze confirmed the injury on Monday, saying Nkemdiche had surgery on Sunday. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound junior preseason All-Southeastern Conference selection and had 28 tackles through seven games this season.
No. 7 Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1 SEC) hosts No.
Freeze said that other Ole Miss players who were hurt during the LSU game — including offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and safety Cody Prewitt — are expected to return for the Auburn game.