Mississippi State’s plans to start Damien Robinson at right offensive tackle took a turn when the senior tore his ACL during Friday’s scrimmage and will miss the 2014 season.
“It’s a big hit, we had him as our starting right tackle,” said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. “To lose a starter for an entire season is a big hit for us.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound former four-star prospect from Olive Branch has appeared in 37 career games.
Robinson was listed as a co-starter along with junior Justin Malone on the preseason depth chart.
The loss of Robinson will press some of the Bulldogs more inexperienced linemen into action as well.
“You’ve got Justin Senior, Rufus Warren and Cole Carter,” Mullen said. “We have the opportunity to move some people around like move Justin Malone or Jamaal Clayborn out from guard. We have a lot of flexibility but that’s the area where we are the least deep.”