(Missouri Football App) Missouri linebacker Zavier Gooden will sit out Saturday’s game against Central Florida to rest a sore hamstring, coach Gary Pinkel said Monday.
“He came back and tweaked his hamstring a little bit, and as everyone knows hamstrings are a sensitive injury so we need to get him healed up,” Pinkel said during his weekly press briefing.
Gooden strained his hamstring against No. 5 Georgia on September 8, then sat out the following week against Arizona State.
The senior then started at No. 6 South Carolina before being pulled in the first quarter because of the tweak.
Junior Donovan Bonner is scheduled to start in his place.
On the season, Gooden has one interception, which he returned 20 yards for a touchdown against Southeastern Louisiana.
Associated Press contributed to this report.