Brantley, a redshirt junior, sustained a broken left tibia, ligament damage and multiple rib fractures in the June 21 single-car crash. Missouri women’s basketball player Maddie Stock was a passenger in the vehicle and was released from the hospital the same day after she was taken in with minor injuries.
Brantley was expected to start on Missouri’s defensive line after he played in all 14 games as a sophomore last season. He made 10 starts and was an All-SEC honorable mention selection by the Associated Press after recording 54 tackles and five sacks.
“I saw him Monday, and he’s doing better,” Pinkel said, according to The Kansas City Star. “The good news is that he didn’t have any back or spinal problems. We could be talking about a whole different type of problems than we’re talking about right now. Everything can be repaired that’s happened to him.”
- Mike Fiammetta