Leonard Fournette ‘looks full speed’; will play Saturday

Leonard Fournette has missed the previous two games played by the LSU Tigers due to a nagging high-ankle sprain that he sustained in Week 2 of the college football season. It would have been three if the Florida game had not been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.

This Saturday against Ole Miss, he will play.

Interm Head Coach Ed Orgeron said he intend to use a “rotation of backs” on Saturday as he seems to have concerns over his conditioning. Fournette said his conditioning is fine, and likely expects to receive the bulk of the carries.

“I asked (Fournette Tuesday) how he felt that his conditioning was, he said that he was fine. Obviously, we’re going to give him the football and let him do what he needs to do. He looks like he’s full-speed.

More of #LSU Leonard Fournette at practice Tuesday. @WAFB pic.twitter.com/yJuHJrfLAg

— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) October 19, 2016

In the three games Fournette has played this season, he has rushed for 386 yards with two touchdowns. He is coming of a year in which he rushed for nearly 2,000 yards as a sophomore and broke LSU rushing records.

Fournette was expected to be a strong Heisman candidate this season, but his extended time on the disabled list makes that very unlikely now.