Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis got good news this morning: X-rays showed that he did not suffer a broken ankle, only a sprain, said a team spokesman.
So the junior from Tupelo will not require surgery. The spokesman could not provide a time frame for Bumphis’ recovery, but he should definitely be back in plenty of time for preseason camp in August.
Bumphis suffered the injury Monday in the weightroom, and he said on Twitter that the ankle was broken and would need surgery. He learned otherwise upon being evaluated this morning.
If nothing else, Bumphis has good timing with his injuries. He suffered a broken collarbone during MSU’s Egg Bowl win and missed the Gator Bowl – which State also won – but he was healthy in time to fully participate in spring drills. The Bulldogs need him to stay healthy: Bumphis has led the team in receiving each of his first two seasons on campus.