Arguably the most feared running back in the SEC for the upcoming 2016 season, LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette appears on his way to fully recovering from an ankle injury that sidelined him somewhat the last two weeks.
During a press conference Tuesday, LSU head coach Les Miles updated Fournette’s status, saying he had been running and was out of a walking boot. On Aug. 16, Miles revealed Fournette sprained his ankle and was put into a protective walking boot, forcing Fournette to miss Saturday’s scrimmage.
Fournette could be ready to fully participate in LSU’s next practice.
Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards last season with 22 touchdowns. He also averaged 6.5 yards per carry.
Miles on Leonard Fournette's status: "He was running today & yesterday and is out of the boot. We expect him back to full practice soon."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 24, 2016