News:Eric Waters was released from a Columbia, Mo. hospital Sunday following a frightening injury to his back during the Tigers' loss to Alabama last weekend, The Sporting News reports.
Analysis:Eric Waters went up for a catch and was brought down hard near the sideline on a tackle by Alabama defensive back Bradley Sylve. Waters laid motionless for several minutes and was carted off the field, but released the following day after a CT scan, MRI exam and other tests all came back normal. The tight end's status for Saturday's contest against Kentucky remains unknown.
Missouri's Waters Catches Two Passes In Season Opener
News:Eric Waters (knee) caught two passes for nine yards during Saturday's 62-10 demolition of Southeastern Louisiana.
Analysis:Eric Waters was the only Mizzou tight end to catch a pass, and while he looks to be healthy and locked in as the starter, he isn't a realistic fantasy option outside of SEC-only leagues. Even there he doesn't figure to be a strong play.
News:Eric Waters, who missed spring camp with a torn MCL, will be ready for fall practice, Jeremy Mauss of SBNation reports.
Analysis:Eric Waters is projected to be the starter at tight end for Missouri in the fall. The MCL surgery in April was successful and he is expected to be ready in August, however be sure to monitor his status for setbacks.
News: Missouri's tight end Eric Waters and wide receiver Gahn McGaffie are both ruled out for the season opener against Miami (OH) for unspecified reasons.
Analysis: McGaffie had been battling injury during fall workouts, but there was no signs before that Waters would be held out at all. Both are expected to play a reserve roll this season for the Tigers.
News: Wide receivers Jerrell Jackson and Gahn McGaffie and tight end Eric Waters will miss the Missouri Tigers' scrimmage on Saturday with hamstring issues. A shoulder problem will keep wide receiver Jaleel Clark out as well.
Analysis: With so many receivers out of the scrimmage, some young receivers have a chance to step up and make an impression. None of these injuries are deemed to be serious, however, although hamstring injuries must be handled with caution.