QB Gabbert suffers setback; to start for Missouri at Colorado - KMOV.com

QB Gabbert suffers setback; to start for Missouri at Colorado

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says quarterback Blaine Gabbert merely "tweaked" his sprained right ankle Saturday and will start this week at Colorado.

Gabbert suffered the sprain Oct. 8 and was wearing a walking cast Monday. On Saturday, he was helped off the field after being sacked in the third quarter of a 41-7 loss to Texas.

Pinkel says Gabbert could have returned to the game, but that it seemed like a good time to pull him. Gabbert was just 8-for-16 for 84 yards against the Longhorns but insists his ankle is not a factor.

Missouri (4-3, 0-3 Big 12) will be without starting middle linebacker Luke Lambert for Saturday's game at Colorado (2-5, 1-2). Lambert separated his shoulder against Texas, and the Tigers were waiting for results of an MRI to determine if he'll need season-ending surgery.

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