Injured Tiger gymnast pronounced out for the year

9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, January 25 2017 Jan 25, 2017 Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:22:57 PM CST January 25, 2017 in Sports
By: Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Missouri Gymnastics announced today that reigning SEC Freshman of the year Morgan Porter has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to injury. Porter left Mizzou's match against Alabama on Jan. 20 during warm ups with an achilles injury and was not able to return. Porter underwent surgery Tuesday for a torn achilles tendon.

Madeleine Huber came in to replace Porter and was able to score a 9.750 on floor. The Tigers lost the match to Alabama and dropped from No. 8 to No. 11 in the country.

The Tigers hope to avoid dropping any further in the wake of Porter's injury. Freshman Aspen Tucker will be one of the Tigers looking to fill Porter's shoes. Tucker recorded the all-around high score in the match for both teams with a score of 39.325. 

The Tigers are set to take on No. 12 Georgia on the road this Friday in their second straight match without their star. 

 

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