Ole Miss faces a tough task this weekend when they host No. 6 LSU, and are looking to avoid their fourth straight SEC loss. The task is going to be much harder now, as star freshman defensive end Robert Nkemdiche will miss the game with a hamstring injury, suffered while trying to run down Johnny Manziel:
Ole Miss hurting pretty bad on defense. Freeze says Robert Nkemdiche (hammy) out for LSU. About half of defense is questionable.— David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) October 14, 2013
From a friend just now - "Just saw r nkemdiche walking on campus with a cane"— The Cup (@RedCupRebellion) October 14, 2013
Nkemdiche was the consensus No. 1 high school recruit in the country last year, and came into Ole Miss with a considerable amount of hype. He has done well so far as a true freshman, with 15 tackles (four for a loss) and two passes broken up in six games played.
Senior Cameron Whigham could help replace Nkemdiche. He has 18 tackles this season, and could be the likely choice in place of the freshman.