Sept. 27, 2004
SportsLine.com wire reports

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi State quarterback Omarr Conner will miss at least three weeks after spraining a ligament in his right knee in a 51-0 loss to LSU on Saturday.

Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom said Monday that tests showed Conner sprained his medial collateral ligament and won't return before the Bulldogs' home game against No. 16 Florida on Oct. 23.

"That's the earliest we can get him back," Croom said.

With Conner out, junior Kyle York will start Saturday against Vanderbilt. Because York's shoulder is not 100 percent after offseason surgery, freshman Mike Henig will also play.

Conner, who played receiver last season for the Bulldogs (1-3, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) is 50-of-89 for 509 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions this season. York is 13-of-27 for 132 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in three appearances.


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