Ole Miss WR Metcalf out for season with neck injury

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OXFORD, Miss. -- Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Arkansas.

Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Metcalf was hurt early in the Arkansas game on Saturday, which Ole Miss won 37-33. Luke said the injury wasn't initially thought to be serious, but tests revealed the damage.

Luke says that "long-term he's going to be fine but I think it's going to require surgery."

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Metcalf currently ranks third in the Southeastern Conference with 569 yards receiving. He's caught 26 passes, including five touchdowns, which leads the team. The explosive receiver was part of a productive Ole Miss trio that includes A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge.

Luke says receivers Braylon Sanders and Elijah Moore could see an expanded role in Metcalf's absence.