Four Missouri football players injured in auto accident

Four Missouri football players, including highly-touted freshman defensive tackle Terry Beckner, were injured in a auto crash on campus Friday afternoon, according to multiple reports.


Accoding to Matter Beckner and Disola were treated and released at the scene of the accident, not hospitalized, as previously reported. Teammates DeSean Blair, Keyon Dilosa and Trevon Walters were passengers in the auto . Blair and Walters were transported to University Hospital as a precaution.

The status of Beckner Jr., Dilosa and Blair for Saturday’s game against Connecticut is unknown until Saturday morning.

Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel was photographed at the scene of the accident.

Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said the woman driving the other vehicle involved also was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Beckner was a four-star recruit from East St. Louis and one of the key signings in Missouri’s most recent recruiting class. Walters had already suffered a knee injury during spring practice and was likely to miss the majority of the 2015 season. Dilosa, a redshirt freshman from Round Rock, Texas, started the season opener and has three catches for 25 yards.


Beckner Jr., a freshman defensive lineman, has registered one tackle for a loss and one pass break-up on the season.

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