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Injury bug strikes in Mizzou’s preseason camp

Missouri lost a big-name freshman for the season.

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Messiah Swinson will likely redshirt this season and return for 2019.
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Through a week of preseason camp, Missouri had largely avoided the injury bug.

Until Friday.

Swinson, a freshman who signed with Missouri during the early signing period in December, turned heads through the first week of fall camp. A legitimate 6-foot-8, Swinson made a couple of impressive catches during the open portions of camp.

While the tight end position is locked-in at the top with Albert Okwuegbunam and Kendall Blanton, Swinson looked like a safe bet to see time on the field this year.

Missouri also has Logan Christopherson and Brendan Scales on scholarship at tight end, so depth concerns at the position would be premature.