MU receiver Perry suffers broken leg in win against Kansas State

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri wide receiver Jared Perry will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right leg.

Perry, a senior, was hurt on an end around for a 5-yard gain in the second quarter of Saturday's 38-12 victory at Kansas State. The school said the fracture is slight and is hopeful Perry could return to play in a bowl game if the Tigers (6-4, 2-4 Big 12) get an invitation.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Perry would be out four to six weeks. He expects Jerrel Jackson and Wes Kemp, both sophomores, to step up in the meantime.

"We have a lot of different ways we can go," Pinkel said. "He's certainly one of our big play receivers, and it's unfortunate."

Perry is second on the team with 46 receptions for 696 yards and six touchdowns. He's seventh on the school career list with 13 receiving touchdowns, eighth with 1,844 career yards receiving and ninth with 137 receptions.

"It was a bad blow," Perry said. "But I'd rather take four to six weeks than four to six months. I'm just going to rehab, be there for my teammates, and come back strong."

Jackson has 24 catches with a 10.1-yard average and one touchdown and Kemp has 19 catches, a 17.6-yard average and three TDs.

-- The Associated Press

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