Maty Mauk has been reinstated from suspension

He's been gone for four weeks, but fans can pull those No. 7 jerseys back out.

Missouri junior quarterback Maty Mauk has been reinstated after a four-week suspension that’s spanned since Sept. 29, Mauk's father, Mike Mauk, confirmed Tuesday morning.

The reinstatement comes after three straight losses to Florida, Georgia and Vanderbilt, and one week before Mizzou’s (4-4, 1-4) Thursday night matchup against Mississippi State (6-2, 2-2) on ESPN.

Against Southeast Missouri State early this year, Mauk excelled. After subpar performances against Arkansas State, UConn and Kentucky, fans vouched for freshman quarterback Drew Lock.

Mauk and roommate Malik Cuellar were suspended for undisclosed reasons that remain unknown.

Cuellar was reinstated Oct. 10 for the Florida contest, but Mauk remained suspended.

Since taking over as starter, Lock has completed 62 of 127 passes for 538 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in four starts.

Mauk returns to a team and a program that he led to two consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division championships. This year, the program sits at the bottom of the SEC with only four games remaining.

Both coach Gary Pinkel and team spokesman Chad Moller have declined to comment on the situation, but Moller said Pinkel will address the comments Wednesday on the Southeastern Conference’s weekly teleconference.

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