One of LSU’s defensive leaders reportedly sustained a knee injury during Thursday’s practice.
Senior linebacker Kendell Beckwith had to be helped off the practice field, according to The Advocate‘s Ross Dellenger.
UPDATE: Fortunately for the Tigers, Dellenger reports that an MRI on Beckwith’s knee came back negative, and that the injury is minor.
Beckwith, second on the team last season with 76 tackles, decided to forego the NFL draft and return to the Tigers for his senior season. He was also a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (college football’s defensive player of the year) and Butkus Award (the nation’s best linebacker).