Turner knocked out of practice with concussion

Updated: October 7, 2003, 9:24 PM ET

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State's leading rusher, Nick Turner, didn't finish practice Tuesday after taking a hit to the head.

Head trainer Paul Mock said the sophomore tailback had a slight concussion and would be re-evaluated Wednesday.

Turner was also nursing back spasms, Bulldogs coach Jackie Sherrill said.

"I'm straight," Turner said as he was leaving the locker room after practice.

Turner is fourth in the Southeastern Conference in rushing (83 yards per game) and second in all-purpose yards, averaging 144 per game for Mississippi State (1-4, 1-1 SEC).

Cornerback Michael Heard and defensive tackle Kamau Jackson both sat out practice on Tuesday because of hand injuries, though they are expected to play Saturday against Memphis.

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