On Saturday, the LSU Tigers take the field without Les Miles for the first time in over 11 years. They may just be doing so without star running back Leonard Fournette for the second time in four games as well.
Fournette seemed to aggravate his ankle injury late in last weekend’s loss to the Auburn Tigers. Now, it seems like he will be a last-minute decision for interim head coach Ed Orgeron to make this weekend.
“It’s up in the air right now,” Orgeron told Ross Dellenger of The Advocate. “Will be a game-time decision. Obviously, for any injury, we won’t play him.”
Fournette has not seemed like the Heisman Trophy candidate he was supposed to be coming into the 2016 season. He has only racked up 386 yards and two touchdowns on 67 carries in three games this year and also missed the first game of his collegiate career against Jacksonville State in Week 2.
It has not been a good week for LSU fans and if Fournette can’t go on Saturday, it get even worse. The two Tiger teams meet up on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.