OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The Ole Miss Rebels expect to be without Denzel Nkemdiche for the next 4-6 weeks and Aaron Morris for the remainder of the season, a team spokesman confirmed to WTVA on Saturday.
Nkemdiche, a sophomore, suffered a torn meniscus during Thursday's game against Vanderbilt. The linebacker underwent successful surgery, and will likely miss the next 4-to-6 weeks.
Morris, a junior, suffered a torn ACL in the game and will miss the rest of the 2013 season. Morris started at left guard in every game last season for the Rebels. He was named a third-team preseason All-SEC player by the league's coaches.
For Nkemdiche, his injury means that he will miss the next two games for Ole Miss (vs Southeast Missouri and at Texas). His earliest projected return date would be for the Rebels' game against Alabama on Sept. 28. The latest projected return date would be two weeks later on Oct. 12 against Texas A&M.
The Rebels also visit the Auburn Tigers on Oct. 5.