Leonard Fournette hasn’t practiced since sustaining an ankle sprain Tuesday. And it’s unlikely he’ll participate in the team’s final scrimmage of fall practice this Tuesday, either.
It’s rare for a player to miss practice the day before a scrimmage and still participate in it, Jim Kleinpeter of NOLA.com reports.
— Jim Kleinpeter (@JimKleinpeter) August 23, 2016
Fournette has had a walking boot on his injured right ankle since spraining it in practice Tuesday. A teammate rolled up on it after another lengthy carry.
LSU has less than two weeks until it opens the season against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field on Sept. 3. Fournette said he’s confident that he’ll be back in time.
Fournette, a junior, rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 scores on 300 carries last season. He’s a leading Heisman candidate heading into 2016. Should he not be ready for the opener, sophomore Derrius Guice would likely be the Tigers’ primary ball carrier. He rushed for 436 on 51 attempts as a freshman in 2015.