Breathe easier, LSU fans.
As reported by Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, Tigers running back Leonard Fournette says he will be available when LSU opens the season on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.
Fournette, a Heisman Trophy contender and one of the country’s most feared runners, sustained an ankle sprain on Tuesday. LSU coach Les Miles said Fournette needed a walking boot to heal. Fortunately for the Tigers, the injury doesn’t appear to be serious enough for Fournette to be sidelined long.
Fournette says he'll be ready for Wisconsin. Unsure when he'll return to practice. #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 18, 2016
Although LSU should want Fournette to return to practice as soon as possible, caution should be used as the skilled running back continues to work his way back. Still, this situation could have been much, much worse.
With Fournette in the fold, the Tigers should be strong when starting the season.