Torn knee ligaments sideline two Missouri Tiger football standouts from St. Louis area

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- On Saturday, the Missouri Tigers will have to dig out of a 2-5 hole to start the season without two key cogs on defense. Head Coach Barry Odom told reporters in Columbia Tuesday that linebacker Michael Scherer (MICDS) and  defensive tackle Terry Beckner, Jr. (East St. Louis) each suffered torn ACLs in MU’s loss against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

According to’s Dave Matter, Scherer’s injury is career-ending seven games into his senior season, and while Beckner has not been officially been ruled out for the remainder of 2016 he is likely done for the year. Beckner tore ligaments in his other knee last November.
Missouri hosts Kentucky on Saturday at Faurot Field.

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