Star Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will miss the remainder of the season after a tragic injury suffered in Saturday night's loss to Auburn. Ole Miss announced that Treadwell had surgery Saturday night for a fractured left fibula and a dislocated ankle.
The sophomore appeared to score the leading touchdown with 90 seconds to play, weaving his way through the Tigers' defense before fighting to the goal line (trapping his leg under an Auburn tackler and causing the gruesome injury). Replay showed he fumbled the ball just before the end zone, giving Auburn the ball and the win.
A former five-star prospect out of Illinois, Treadwell has been one of the best receivers in the SEC season. The 6'2, 229-pound sophomore caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the game, raising his season totals to 48 receptions for 632 yards and five scores.
Head coach Hugh Freeze tweeted his support Sunday morning.
I am so very proud of our young men that Represent RebelNation. They have come miles n such a short time. Pray 4 their health/ &2B steadfast
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) November 2, 2014