LSU quarterback Brandon Harris will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia injury, according to a report from Gannett’s Glenn Guilbeau.
Guilbeau reports that Harris will miss six-to-eight weeks, but should be ready for spring football. Harris said it was not a major procedure.
“It’s something minor, and I have to go get it taken care of now that the season is over,” Harris told Guilbeau. “It’s nothing serious, but I’ve had it for a long time. It’s been nagging at me for a while. So, this is the perfect time to take care of it. It’s a minor procedure.”
Although Harris didn’t specify the injury at the time, Guilbeau confirmed through sources that it was a sports hernia injury.
The sophomore led the Tigers to a 9-3 record in his first full season as the starting quarterback. Harris threw for 2,158 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in an offense that was carried by sophomore tailback Leonard Fournette.
Harris’ first season at the helm wasn’t overly impressive and it has led to speculation that the Tigers could be looking for a new answer at the position. A recent report suggested that LSU could be pushing hard for Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight.