The LSU Tigers earned a 35-21 victory over the Auburn Tigers Saturday, but suffered what could have been a couple of major injuries in the game. Both starting right guard Trai Turner and starting defensive tackle Anthony Johnson left the game with injuries. Turner’s injury was described as an “ankle injury” while Johnson’s was a “left leg injury.”
Miles said trainers determined that Turner, whose ankle was stepped on, has a contusion. The coach described Johnson’s injury as “basically a bruise,” adding that he is “going to be fine” and that both players will “play from first snap on.”
LSU has gotten off to a fantastic start, beating the TCU Horned Frogs in the Cowboys Classic and following it up with blowout wins over the UAB Blazers and Kent State Golden Flashes before the win over Auburn Saturday. They’ll need all hands on deck when they travel to Athens to take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. After a 38-35 loss to the Clemson Tigers to open the season, Georgia got a huge 41-30 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks and put away the North Texas Mean Green Saturday in the fourth quarter to move to 2-1. Kickoff is at 3:30 pm EST and ESPN’s College Gameday will broadcast live from Athens.
Both players will play Saturday.
Overall, LSU head coach Les Miles told reporters the health of the team was “very good.”