Southern Miss redshirt senior offensive lineman Brandon Farmer received some good news Monday following an X-ray of his injured right ankle.
The former Harrison Central football standout was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and faces a recovery of 5-6 weeks.
The left guard left Saturday's New Orleans Bowl at the end of the third quarter when he rolled his ankle.
“I was relieved when they said it was a sprain,” Farmer said. “It's just a matter of keeping ice on it and resting.”
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USM beat Louisiana-Lafayette 28-21 on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to finish the season with a 7-6 record.
“I enjoyed every bit of it,” Farmer said. “I didn't even notice my ankle for a while I was celebrating up on the stage. Sitting around after the game, that's when the pain began.”
Farmer will soon begin a job as a sales representative for The Hersey Company in Gadsden, Ala., but he hopes to get a shot at pro football.
“I'm going to train in Alabama,” Farmer said. “I'll need to find a trainer out there.”