Ole Miss' Hardy out 6-8 weeks
August 11, 2008 8:01 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Just when I thought Ole Miss was going to be one of the surprise teams in the SEC this season, the Rebels go and lose one of their best players.
Defensive end Greg Hardy, who led the SEC in sacks last season, is out for six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Depending on his recovery time, Hardy could miss the first six games, which wouldn't put him back until the Oct. 18 game against Alabama.
The defensive line was going to be the Rebels' strength this season, but Hardy is the second key player to go down up front. Tackle Ted Laurent had surgery to repair torn meniscus in his knee in late July.
Junior Emmanuel Stephens and sophomore Kentrell Lockett are the most likely candidates to replace Hardy at end.