Injury concludes Russell’s MSU career

Tyler Russell will not play in the Liberty Bowl following shoulder surgery. (AP Photo/ Dave Martin)

Tyler Russell will not play in the Liberty Bowl following shoulder surgery. (AP Photo/ Dave Martin)

Tyler Russell’s career at Mississippi State has come to an end.

According to the Associated Press, the Bulldogs senior quarterback underwent surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Tuesday.

The procedure was performed by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Russell appeared in just seven games as a senior due to various injuries throughout the year. The Meridian native suffered a concussion in the season opener against Oklahoma State that kept him out the next three games. A sprained ankle sidelined him against South Carolina and the labrum injury kept him out of the Egg Bowl.

Russell ends his career as one of the most decorated signal callers in school history. He holds 11 single-season records as well as the career touchdown and passing efficiency marks.

As a senior, Russell completed 65.1-percent of his passes for 875 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.

He concludes his collegiate career having thrown for 5,441 yards and 42 touchdowns.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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