Ole Miss’ Nkemdiche leaves game after suffering concussion

Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche, who usually plays defensive tackle, was injured while running the ball in a short-yardage situation vs. Memphis on Saturday.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mississippi’s Robert Nkemdiche will not return to Saturday’s game against Memphis after the team says he suffered a concussion in the second quarter.

The 6-foot-5, 296-pound Nkemdiche, who usually plays defensive tackle, was injured while running the ball in a short-yardage situation.

He’s been used several times on offense this season and scored three touchdowns.