LSU football: ‘It doesn’t look like’ Fournette will play vs. Florida

The LSU football team will likely take the field on Saturday against No. 18 Florida without star running back Leonard Fournette, who has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury.

On Wednesday, interim head coach Ed Orgeron was speaking to the media when he said “it doesn’t look like” Fournette will be able to play because he has yet to practice.

"It doesn't look like Leonard is going to play. He hasn't practiced yet." Ed Orgeron on status of Leonard Fournette.

— Brian Stultz (@brianjstultz) October 5, 2016

This lines up with a report from earlier in the week that LSU was preparing for sophomore running back Derrius Guice to start for the second straight week.

Last weekend against Missouri, Guice took advantage of the opportunity he was provided by rushing for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Guice, who now leads LSU in rushing, earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his Week 5 performance.

Fournette previously sat out games against Missouri and Jacksonville State.

In three games this season, the preseason Heisman favorite has rushed for 386 yards and two touchdowns.

Kickoff between LSU and Florida is set for noon ET on ESPN.

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