Report: Denzel Nkemdiche to remain hospitalized, out for LSU game

According to a release given by his family, Denzel Nkemdiche will remain hospitalized — and will not be playing against LSU this upcoming weekend. 

Ole Miss’ leading tackler had been hospitalized in ICU since Monday, due to an undisclosed illness. Head coach Hugh Freeze initially said Nkemdiche was "questionable" for Saturday’s contest.

"His well-being is all that maters right now, and we are making sure he receives the highest level of medical care. While his condition is not life-threatening, he will not play this weekend. We thank the Ole Miss family for their concern and encouragement, and we appreciate everyone respecting the family’s privacy during this time."

Without Nkemdiche in the lineup, Ole Miss will likely be relying upon DeMarquis Gates to fill the spot.  

(h/t The Clarion-Ledger)

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