LSU suffered its first loss of the season last week, but things could have been a lot worse.
During the Tigers loss to Wisconsin at Lambeau Field, the runaway freight train known colloquially as Leonard Fournette hurt his left ankle late in the game. Thankfully, it appears the injury isn’t too serious, but Fournette is not yet fully recovered, and because of that, there’s a chance he won’t play this Saturday.
“I think Leonard Fournette is a go or, if not a go, we won’t know until game day,” Miles said during an interview on LSU’s website Friday.
Now, the good news is that even if Fournette can’t play, LSU should be able to handle Jacksonville State. That being said, given the struggles of the LSU offense not only last week, but last season as well, we probably shouldn’t take anything for granted.
Also, as far as Fournette’s Heisman Trophy hopes at the end of the year go, not playing against Jacksonville State would cost him a chance to make his stat line look more impressive at the end of the year.
Still, it’s probably best for the Tigers to play it safe. Especially with Mississippi State looming on the schedule next week.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / LSU’s Leonard Fournette a game-time decision against Jacksonville State