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Kansas State vs UTEP: Week 5 Injury Report

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K-State loses a player for the season, while the University of Texas El Paso is dealing with two players who have been lost for the season.

This guy is not hurt and the Wildcats will need to focus on shutting him down.
This guy is not hurt and the Wildcats will need to focus on shutting him down.
John Weast

Not a ton of injuries this week, however we did have an integral part of the defense go down last week, and another is gone for the year.

Kansas State

Morgan Burns, CB - Probable

Burns pulled up lame running with groin injury mid-way through the game, and Auburn soon got their passing game going. Whether his injury directly contributed to Auburn's success late in the passing game or not the fact remains that Burns is the fastest guy K-State has on defense and him being out for an extended period of time would not be good. Fortunately Coach Snyder confirmed in his press conference this week that he expects Burns to play against the Miners. (I'd also like to point out it helps make this post much more accurate when Bill Snyder talks about injuries, so lets keep that up Coach.)

Jarvis Leverett RB - Probable

An off-season injury forced limited action for Leverett in the Wildcats two games so far. As the season progresses Leverett may fight for more playing time, but as of now he will mostly be used in mop up duty.

Charmeachealle Moore, LB - Out

I had hoped I wouldn't have to type the following phrase all season, but Coach Snyder (again, man this is so much easier) confirmed that Charmeachealle "Mike" Moore is out for the season with an undisclosed injury. It does appear that K-State will try to get Moore a medical hardship waiver.

Cody Small, TE; Kyle Klein, WR; A.J. Allen, OL- Out

Still no confirmation to the rumor that Bill Snyder has secretly had Kyle Klein trade places with a former Heisman finalist, but we can confirm that Kyle has not played in the past two games. Mystery remains if that is due to an injury or him being by passed on the depth chart, but rumors are it is due to a nagging injury. The same can be said for both Cody Small, and AJ Allen.

University of Texas at El Paso

Similar to Kansas State, UTEP has avoided major injury to key players, however a couple will be out for the season for the Miners.

Ishmael Harrison, CB - Questionable

Starter Ishmael Harrison appears questionable due to an arm injury. Harrison, a junior, started the game against New Mexico and recorded three tackles before an arm injury sidelined him for the remainder of that game, and the following games against Texas Tech, and New Mexico State.

Kelvin Fisher Jr., CB - Questionable

If Fisher plays this weekend it will likely be in a limited capacity as he has been dealing with a foot injury that has kept him out of recent games. While Fisher is not a starter his injury is a concern from a depth stand point for the Miners.

Kyle Brown, OL - Out

The Miners found out in early August that three year starter Kyle Brown was out for the season with a blood clot in his lungs. The Miners expect him to gain a sixth year of eligibility but this was a huge blow on the offensive line.

Jeremiah Laufasa, RB - Out

Third down back Jeremiah Laufasa has been ruled out for the season after suffering a knee injury against New Mexico State. While it's never a good thing for a player to miss a full season (or really anytime at all) Laufasa's injury shouldn't hurt the Miners' running attack too much as this is the biggest position of depth on the Miners roster.

Injuries suck for any team, but in this game, K-State has the depth to overcome them easier than UT El-Paso. If the injured corners are able to play for the Miners it should help them contain a passing attack that seemed to find some balance against Auburn with the emergence of Curry Sexton as a reliable, move the chain type possession receiver.