BATON ROUGE, La. — It feels slightly academic at this point, but LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron confirmed that running back Leonard Fournette is likely out for the Florida game during Wednesday’s SEC Coaches Teleconference.
“It doesn’t look like Leonard is going to play,” Orgeron said.
Fournette has been hobbled by an ankle injury since training camp, and will miss his second straight game because of it. He also missed the season’s second game against Jacksonville State after aggravating the injury at the end of the Wisconsin game. Fournette returned for the Mississippi State and Auburn games, rushing for 147 yards against the Bulldogs and 101 against the Tigers.
A hit on the final drive of the Auburn game once again affected his ankle, and he has not practiced since.
Derrius Guice was more than effective replacing Fournette against Missouri, rushing for 163 yards and three touchdowns.
Fournette is not the only Tiger missing this week.
“I believe (left guard) Will Clapp will be out next couple weeks,” Orgeron said. “And I believe (tight end) Foster Moreau will be out, but I’m not sure about that.”