The LSU Tigers have had some bad luck when it comes to defensive players getting injured this week and it continued on Wednesday. It was reported that senior linebacker Corey Thompson suffered a leg injury during practice and he could miss the early part of the 2016 season.
Thompson moved from safety to linebacker in the spring to provide some depth for the Tigers, but now it seems like he will be out for some time this year. It was reported by James Smith of The New Orleans Times-Picayune that the injury could have been a broken fibula, which would require surgery and six to eight weeks of recovery time.
Thompson redshirted in 2014 due to a knee injury, so he could gain back another year of eligibility if he decides to return after the 2016 season. In three years, he has played in 32 games and started eight total games.
In those games, he has recorded 66 tackles and three pass deflections. He was expected to play a key backup role this year, so it will be interesting to see what the Tigers do to make up for his absence early in the season.
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