LSU LB Kendell Beckwith injures knee in practice

LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith suffered a knee injury in practice yesterday on a non-contact play and had to be helped off the field, according to a tweet from Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.

#LSU LB Kendell Beckwith suffered a knee injury at practice on Thursday, source said. He needed to be helped off field. No more info.

— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) March 11, 2016

Dellenger added that LSU coaches believe that Beckwith is “fine,” but he will have an MRI today.

Tigers fans will thus hold their breath as they wait to find out just how severe Beckwith’s injury is. The former four-star recruit from the Baton Rouge area posted 73 tackles (10 for a loss) and 3.5 sacks to go with two forced fumbles in 2015 and the LSU faithful were elated when he opted to return for his senior season and forego entering the NFL Draft. In three years at LSU, Beckwith has 161 tackles (18.5 for a loss) and 6.5 sacks to go with three forced fumbles and an interception.

But he will likely be looking at a medical redshirt if his knee injury is severe enough that he will miss extended time, if not the entire 2015 season, so here’s hoping that he didn’t hurt himself too badly. Without Kendell Beckwith manning linebacker, LSU’s defense suddenly takes a big hit.

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