OXFORD, Miss. – After the conclusion of the Grove Bowl, head coach Hugh Freeze touched on the status of Ole Miss players who suffered injuries last season and throughout the course of this spring, some of whom are expected to play huge roles for the Rebels in the 2017 season.
Senior cornerback Ken Webster, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in last season’s opener against Florida State, sat out the entire spring. Freeze says Webster “looks good and we really need him.”
Sophomore cornerback Jalen Julius, who fractured his left arm in the early portions of spring, is back and participating in non-contact drills. Freeze also expects to have running back Eric Swinney healthy for fall camp, following a leg injury suffered against the Seminoles.
Sophomore cornerback Montrell Custis, who Freeze felt had a good spring, suffered a concussion in the team’s last practice before the Grove Bowl, and junior college transfer defensive end Markel Winters had shoulder surgery. Freeze expects sophomore defensive tackle Austrian Robinson and freshman tight end Jacob Mathis to be ready for fall camp, as well.
“I think as of right now, unless it’s something I am missing, everyone should be on schedule to be ready to go by fall camp.”
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze
The Rebels open the 2017 season in Oxford on September 2 against South Alabama.