In the final minutes of the LSU Tigers regular season finale against the Arkansas Razorbacks, senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger had his leg awkwardly bent as an Arkansas defender applied pressure and landed on the leg, which was already heavily braced.
Mettenberger limped off the field with the help of the training staff, but it appears that he has been able to avoid a serious injury.
According to a source, Mettenberger has been initially diagnosed with a strained MCL. Mettenberger will undergo further testing on Saturday to determine the full extent of the injury, which could prove to be a sprained MCL.
FanSided.com confirmed the news with sources close to the team. The news was first reported by Campus SportsNet.
While the MCL injury will take multiple weeks to recover, the good news is that Mettenberger could be available to play in the Tigers bowl game. That will be determined by the severity of damage to the MCL.
We will update you with more information as it becomes available.