Missouri CB Prince leaves team after scary injury


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri cornerback Munir Prince is finished with football after a preseason injury that could cause severe harm if he continues playing.

Prince was injured in Missouri’s final preseason practice when he collided with a teammate while covering a punt. He was diagnosed with transient quadriplegia, a temporary loss of sensation and movement in the arms and legs. He was hospitalized for two days.

The St. Louis native and Notre Dame transfer was primarily a special teams player in 2009. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Prince should have no long-term health risks as a result of the injury.