LSU running back Leonard Fournette missed four games earlier this season with an ankle injury. Despite returning to action, it appears that the ankle injury will continue to bother him for the remainder of the season.
Per the Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Fournette told the CBS broadcasters that he still isn’t healthy and it will likely be that way for the rest of the season.
#LSU RB Leonard Fournette told the CBS broadcasters that he's not fully healthy and doesn't expect the ankle to heal until after the season.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 6, 2016
Fournette was held to just 35 yards on 17 carries last night against Alabama. It was the first time this season that the junior running back did not crack 100 yards in a game.
On Sunday afternoon, Fournette took to Twitter to thank his teammates even after the 10-0 loss.
Tough game yesterday, I'm extremely proud of my brothers love em to death…..
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) November 6, 2016
Fournette is ninth in the SEC in rushing despite only playing in five games. While he’s struggled against Alabama, it also isn’t all his fault. Fournette was one of the most dynamic playmakers college football has seen in recent memory. It’s a shame injuries have slowed down a great career.