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Mizzou WR Luther Burden playing through leg injury vs. Memphis

The Tigers star wideout did return.

NCAA Football: Memphis at Missouri
Missouri Tigers wide receiver Luther Burden III runs against the Memphis Tigers in the second quarter at The Dome at America’s Center.
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Update: Burden has returned to the game and will attempt to help Mizzou keep its lead.

Update: Burden is back on the sidelines and has his helmet on, so he seems good to go to come back into the game.

Missouri Tigers wide receiver Luther Burden suffered a leg injury against the Memphis Tigers in Week 4, and it’s unclear whether he’s going to be able to return to the game. Mizzou is up 24-10 on Memphis, so there’s a chance the Tigers decide to hold Burden out if the game remains in hand.

The wide receiver has been unstoppable this season, and he continued to deliver big numbers in St. Louis against Memphis. Burden was up to 174 yards on nine catches in his hometown, so it’s difficult to see him depart.

After registering just 375 yards in his freshman season, there were rumors of Burden transferring. He quickly shut those down and has blossomed this year, already surpassing his total from last year through four games. Hopefully, he’s avoided a serious injury here.

The Tigers are finally looking like a team on the rise under Eli Drinkwitz, knocking off a ranked Kansas State team in Week 3 and trying to stay undefeated. Mizzou could enter the rankings if it holds on against Memphis, and it would need Burden back to maintain its offensive firepower.