FILE - Mississippi State sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson has suffered an undisclosed injury in an incident that occurred last weekend. Photo by: MSU athletics
July 11, 2012 4:54:25 PM
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University redshirt sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson suffered an injury this past weekend.
MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith declined to elaborate on any specifics of the injury due to what he cited as "team policy on injuries" and refused to comment on whether the injury was "upper body" or "lower body" related when asked by the media Wednesday afternoon.
Johnson, a 6-foot-2 and 225-pound tight end was one of 33 players selected to the 2012 John Mackey Award watch list, given to the nation's best tight end, that will be presented Dec. 6.
Johnson finished last season with 206 yards receiving on 11 catches but had quickly formed a bond with quarterback Tyler Russell as the duo combined for two touchdown combinations when Russell was inserted as the starter behind center in the middle of the 2011 campaign.
With MSU officials refusing to elaborate on how long Johnson will be out of action this season, the Bulldogs depth at the position quickly shifts to Marcus Green, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility last week, and redshirt sophomore Brandon Hill.
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