This is not how Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant wanted to start his first and only season with Missouri.
Bryant was carted off the field Tuesday with what appeared to be a lower-body injury during Tigers’ practice.
Missouri head coach Barry Odom attempted to downplay the significance of the injury, indicating that it was a mere hamstring strain, per Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“Guys are banged up,” Odom said. “Kelly went down today for a little bit with a hamstring strain. Albert went down with a knee sprain. Those guys will be back. Jordan Elliott got dinged up a little bit. I hate it. That’s the worst part of this deal. But injuries are going to happen.”
Bryant was named Missouri’s starting quarterback a short while after he announced his decision to transfer back in December.
The senior posted a 16-2 record as Clemson’s starter in 2017 and 2018 before being replaced under center by Trevor Lawrence about a month into last season.
He had previously taken over the starting job from Deshaun Watson after the quarterback entered the NFL back in 2017.